AN AFGHAN student allegedly stabbed to death another at the Government College in Sector 46 here on Monday morning. Both were studying at the college under a student exchange programme and police said the duo had a bloody altercation that left the other student with severe injuries.
While the victim has been identified as Sonuaullah, 21, the injured youth has been identified as Ahsanullah. According to their classmates and friends, both Sonuaullah and Ahsanullah were toppers in their batch and were pursuing their graduation course in the college. The reason for the altercation is not clear yet.
According to the police, Sonuaullah died of stab injuries. Ahsanullah too sustained injuries and is admitted at the GMCH-32. Police have booked him for murder but have yet to record his statement.
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Deep Shikha, vice-principal of the college, told Chandigarh Newsline that the incident occurred at around 10.30 am. “I was in my office, when I found out about it,” she said. “I don’t know what was the reason for the scuffle. The boy in police custody would be able to tell about the entire incident.” She added, “Both of them were good students and toppers. I don’t know what happened. This is for the first time we have witnessed such an incident in the college”.
Shikha further said that the college administration would meet on Tuesday to decided further course of action. The two men were rushed to hospital by their classmates. “Since a foreign national has died, we have informed the Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi about the incident,” an investigating police official told Chandigarh Newsline.
A large number of Afghanistan students studying in various educational institutions across the city reached GMCH-32 after they learnt about the incident. Police, however, refused to hand over the victim’s body to them.
“The body was shifted to mortuary this evening. We shall only hand over the body to his parents or their authorised representative after we receive some communication from the Afghanistan embassy,” said Sub Inspector Nar Singh.
“Two young men were brought to the hospital with serious injuries. One of them (Sonuaullah) underwent a surgery but he could not recover and succumbed to his injuries this evening. The other boy, who was also brought here with him, is stable,” said a doctor at GMCH-32.
Inspector Baljit Singh, Station House officer, Police Station, Sector 34, said, “A murder case has been registered against Ahsanullah. Sonuaullah’s body has been kept in the mortuary. The post mortem examination shall be conducted on Tuesday. The accused shall be taken into custody when he is discharged from the hospital. We have not questioned him so far, since he is also injured and presently admitted in the hospital”.