Gaurav Singh, a Banaras Hindu University (BHU) student, was shot at by unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants in front of his hostel on the campus on Tuesday evening. According to sources, Singh succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a hospital. However, there has been no official confirmation from the hospital or the police on his death as the situation remains tense on the campus. The incident occurred in the evening, when Gaurav Singh, pursuing his masters in the university and residing in its Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel on the campus was standing outside his hostel, talking to his friends.
Some unidentified, motorcycle-borne persons came there and opened fire at him, said a police official, adding the assailants fled the spot. Gaurav had sustained bullet injuries in his stomach and was rushed to the trauma centre of the BHU's Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was undergoing treatment, he said.
The police are perusing the CCTV footage and have arrested four people allegedly involved in the crime.