An Iranian student was allegedly stabbed by unidentified youths outside his hostel in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus, Varanasi, in the early hours of Wednesday.
The student, who suffered injuries on his shoulder and arm, is a research scholar in BHU’s Law Faculty. The victim – Fardeen – was discharged from BHU hospital later in the day. Fardeen alleged he had walked out of his room at the International Hostel to dispose of garbage when some unidentified youths attacked him with a knife.
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While trying to escape, the student sustained injuries on his shoulder and arm. The assailants ran away after the victim raised an alarm and other hostel inmates came outside after hearing his screams, said a university official. BHU faculty staff too rushed to the scene, while the student was admitted to the hospital.
“Proctorial Board of BHU has registered the complaint, and we are on the job to identify the assailants,” said Ajay Kumar, Station House Officer of Lanka police station.
BHU spokesperson Dr Rajesh Singh said the injured student was treated in the trauma centre, and his condition is stable.