Aligarh, Jan 31: A law student at the Aligarh Muslim University was shot at and critically wounded by nine persons at Shamshad Market, adjoining the university campus.
The victim, Mohammad Khalid, was returning to his hostel after a students' meeting to discuss the issue of minority character of AMU when the assailants on separate bikes opened fire at him and then attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon, AMU spokesperson Rahat Abrar said.
The victim was rushed to the Jawarlal Nehru Medical College where his condition is stated to be serious. "Personal rivalry led to the incident," Abrar said.
An FIR was registered at civil lines police station against nine persons including five AMU students and some former students.
Those named in the FIR include Siraj, Faisal Mustafa, Divyaanshu, Dawood and Mohammad Faizan.