BHU student shot dead in campus by motorcycle-borne miscreants


India, All India

'It was a case of personal enmity,' said Anil Kumar Singh, Circle Officer, Varanasi Cantt.

Gaurav Singh, an MCA student was shot at in front of his hostel. (Photo: Facebook)

Varanasi: A Banaras Hindu University student was shot at by unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants in front of his hostel in the campus, police said Tuesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening, when Gaurav Singh, pursuing his masters in the university and residing in its Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel in the campus was standing outside his hostel, talking to his friends.

Some unidentified, motorcycle-borne persons came there and opened fire at him, said a police official, adding the assailants fled the spot.

The police perused the CCTV footage and later four criminals were apprehended.

“We have arrested four people in this matter. It was a case of personal enmity,” said Anil Kumar Singh, Circle Officer, Varanasi Cantt.

Gaurav sustained bullet injuries in his stomach and was rushed to the trauma centre of the BHU's Institute of Medical Sciences, where he succumed to his injuries.

Gaurav’s father Rakesh Singh is a worker at the BHU.