Chandigarh, Mar 22: A 22-year-old Afghan student was allegedly stabbed to death by a fellow countryman with whom he was studying at the Post Graduate Government College here under an exchange programme, police said today.
The victim, Sanaullah, was allegedly stabbed in the abdomen by Ehsanullah (24) yesterday, over an old enmity as other students looked on in shock, Sec 32 SHO Baljit Singh said.
"The students intervened and rushed Sanaullah to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 for treatment, but he succumbed to injuries," he said.
He said that the Afghanistan embassy officials in New Delhi have been informed about the incident. "They have reached here and are involved in completing the formalities," Singh said. A murder case has been registered against the accused, he said.
The college principal, however, told reporters that she was not aware of the incident as she was out of station.