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Afghan student stabs compatriot to death on college campus

An old rivalry between two Afghan students of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, led to alleged murder of one on Monday evening. Sanaullah, in his mid-20s, was repeatedly stabbed in broad daylight on the college campus by his batchmate Ehsanullah in presence of several college students.

punjab Updated: Mar 22, 2016 14:30 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Afghan student,stabs compatriot,Stabbed to death
The police said accused Ehsanullah, around 25-year-old, stabbed the deceased multiple times, including on stomach, around 12.30pm. Ehsanullah also sustained injuries, following which the police was informed and both were rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where Sanaullah succumbed to his injuries. (HT Photo)

An old rivalry between two Afghan students of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, led to alleged murder of one on Monday evening. Sanaullah, in his mid-20s, was repeatedly stabbed in broad daylight on the college campus by his batchmate Ehsanullah in presence of several college students.

The police said accused Ehsanullah, around 25-year-old, stabbed the deceased multiple times, including on stomach, around 12.30pm. Ehsanullah also sustained injuries, following which the police was informed and both were rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, where Sanaullah succumbed to his injuries. According to the police, he died around 8pm. Ehsanullah was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

According to the college authorities, old enmity between the two BA final year students led to Sanaullah’s death. Both reportedly had got into a fight last week as well, they added. The students had come on a scholarship sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. A college official said both were residing at a rented accommodation. While accused Ehsanullah was living in Sector 46, Sanaullah was a resident of Sector 33.

“Ehsanullah and Sanaullah were meritorious students. Ehsanullah was the best among 18 other Afghan students studying in the college,” said college vice-principal. “We will inform the ICCR, which will further inform the embassy about Sanaullah’s death,” the college authorities added.

According to an eyewitness and complainant Didar, the students had got into an argument on the campus, followed by a violent clash, wherein Ehsanullah stabbed Sanaullah several times.

A murder case has been registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code against the accused. “We do not know the reason so far, but we have been told that there was an old enmity between them. We will record statement of the accused, after which we will be able to know the reason,” said investigating officer Nar Singh of the Sector 34 police station.

First Published: Mar 22, 2016 14:03 IST