Protests erupt after student found dead at AMU campus, Aligarh SP attacked

As the news of Anas Shamsi's death broke, students created chaos in the hostel and did not allow the police team to enter the premises, alleging that the procter team reached the campus very late.

Published: 16th October 2019 12:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2019 12:54 PM   |  A+A-

AMU students and policemen came face to face following the protests (Photo | Twitter @VRangade)

By ANI

ALIGARH (UP): A PhD aspirant, who just completed his post-graduation in social work, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan inside a hostel room in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday evening.

The student has been identified as Anas Shamsi.

As the news broke, the students created chaos in the hostel and did not allow the police team to enter the premises, alleging that the procter team reached the campus very late.

Aligarh superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek was allegedly attacked by angry students when he arrived at the campus to probe the matter. Although he escaped unhurt, his car was vandalised.

Following strong protests from the students, Aligarh Senior Superintendent Akash Kulhari arrived at the university campus. Raising slogans against the police administration, the students asked them to leave the campus.

"The students protested against police and proctorial board. For now, peace is maintained and law and order is in place. SP city car was vandalised by pelting stones. A case will be registered against the students present at the spot," Kulhari told media persons.

He said that students have demanded that they want Vice-Chancellor to come forward to speak with them.

On being asked about the reason of suicide, Kulhari said: "The former student of AMU arrived Aligarh three days ago from Pilibhit. His family is coming here. Will first talk to them and simultaneously register a case and take action."

The deceased's body has been kept at a mortuary in the Medical College. 

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