AMU student killed, judicial probe recommended

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Aligarh/Lucknow, Sep 17 (UNI) A judicial inquiry has been recommended into the murder of an Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student, which triggered violence and arson.

Talking to reporters at Aligarh this evening after the AMU executive committee meeting, Vice Chancellor (VC) P K Abdul Aziz said it has been recommended that a Supreme Court retired judge should investigate the case.

Besides, a CBI probe into the matter has also been recommended.

The VC informed that the students had been directed to vacate hostels within 48 hours.

Meanwhile, special secretary (home) G K Tandon told mediapersons in Lucknow that Mohd Mazhar, pursuing BSc (Hons) at the university, was hacked by masked men late last night.

The student, hailing from Bagpat district, was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Enraged over the incident, students vandalised the offices of the proctor and Vice-Chancellor and later resorted to arson.

Mr Tandon said the Special Task Force (STF) of police from Meerut had reached Aligarh to probe the case. Three teams had been constituted in this regard.

Meanwhile, police in strength have deployed in the area to prevent fresh violence.

The situation, at present, is reportedly under control.


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