2 Dead In Clashes At Aligarh Muslim University, Office Set On Fire

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Tensions between two rival groups has been simmering at Aligarh Muslim University for a while, an official said.


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Highlights

  1. Two groups clashed at Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday evening
  2. A former student, and another person, killed in clashes
  3. Student groups vandalised property, proctor's office set on fire
Two people were killed during clashes between two groups at the Aligarh Muslim University campus on Saturday evening.

Trouble started when a student was assaulted at the university's Mumtaz hostel and his room set afire, senior police officer Aligarh Range Govind Agarwal told PTI.

He rushed to the proctor's office to file his complaint. As soon as the news of the incident spread, students belonging to two rival factions gathered and a clash broke out.

Police said a student was shot dead on Saturday night near the Proctor's office where the groups exchanged fire with each other. Another person, who was not a student, died from his injuries later.

The students torched a jeep and several bikes. The mob also indulged in arson and set afire the proctor's office building.
 

The car was set on fire during the clashes. (PTI photo)

AMU's Public Relations Officer Rahat Abrar told NDTV that an investigation into the incident is on.

A university official said tension between the rival groups has been simmering for quite some time now on the campus.

Police have registered a first information report or FIR against eight people, most of who are outsiders and former students.

Security has been stepped up and Rapid Action Force has been deployed on the campus which held an entrance test held today.


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