Friday, March 30, 2012

Jaipur: Student killed for ragging junior on Amity campus

Jaipur: A 3rd year engineering student, Prashant Veer Singh, was allegedly stabbed to death by his juniors at the Amity University, Jaipur, in what police now claim to be a case of revenge killing over ragging. The police arrested seven students of the Amity University in the case late on Tuesday night.

Puneet Dalal, enrolled in the 1st year in Amity University happens to be the grandson of Karan Singh Dalal, former MLA from Palwal constituency, in Haryana. Puneet allegedly stabbed Prashant to death in the presence of law stream students Chiraj Chotwani, Rahul Singh, Abhimanyu Yadav, Anurag Sethi, Gaurav Yadav and Ajay Singh, late on Tuesday night. "We have arrested themain accused and they are being interrogated," additional superintendent of police (rural), Vineet Kumar Bansal, said.

According to the initial probe, Prashant allegedly ragged Puneet on Tuesday noon. “From what we have gathered, he had slapped Puneet the same afternoon,” an investigating official said. Sources said that Puneet decided to settle scores with his senior and arranged a meeting with Prashant at a nearby tea stall the same night on the pretext of having tea, police said. The official said that four students, accused for murder, were already waiting for Prashant at the tea stall outside the campus where the victim was seated alone.

A few moments later Puneet accompanied by three more students came to the stall where he reportedly stabbed Prashant to death. Police suspect Prashant was beaten up before he was killed because of the head injuries.

Prashant's friends told police that they tried to help him when he was being attacked, but claimed that the guards did not open the gate. Prashant was rushed to NIIMS hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. A police official said that Prashant was suspended from the hostel for a year on charges of indiscipline by the college management.

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