LPU student dies, friends hurt in attack by neighbours over late-night birthday party

The deceased identified as Ashish Kumar, a resident of Shillong and a final year BTech student at a private university in Phagwara, sustained head injuries and died on the spot.

punjab Updated: Dec 09, 2017 14:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Phagwara
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The accused were irked by the noise and assaulted the students, including victim Ashish Prasad, with blunt-edged weapons.(HT Photo)

Seven persons of a family have been booked for murdering a student of Lovely Professional University (LPU) here on Friday, who was celebrating his friend’s birthday on Thursday night.

Accused have been identified as Naseeb Chand, 74, his two sons Rahul Kumar, 47, Ashok Kumar, 39, and nephews Abhishek,17, Aniket,16, Rohit,16, and Rishav,14, all of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar residents.

While Rahul and Ashok were later arrested, the remaining accused are on the run. As per the information, Ashish Prasad, of Assam, a B Tech student of LPU, was celebrating birthday of Rishav along with five others in a rented house at Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar.

Police said youth were neighbours of the accused, who told them not to celebrate birthday after 12pm following which both sides exchanged heated arguments.

Later, Naseeb and his family members attacked the youths with sticks, which hit the head of Ashish Prasad, leading to his death on the spot, said superintendent of police (SP) Parminder Singh. He said that in the scuffle Rajjat Chobay of Haryana and Aman Kumar of Bihar got injured and are undergoing treatment at the local civil hospital. The SP said raids are being conducted to nab the accused. A case under a Section of 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused.

First Published: Dec 08, 2017 17:41 IST