A young athlete and a former student of the university was shot dead inside the Aligarh Muslim University campus on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Sanu Abbas, 20. He had, reportedly, gone for a walk with two of his friends at the athletics ground on the campus.
The AMU proctorial team was informed by his friends that 'Sanu Abbas was shot and killed by unknown assailants at athletics ground'.
The AMU proctorial team reached the ground as soon as the information was received, and police also reached the spot. Police collected evidence from the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. Both friends of the deceased have been detained by the police.
AMU proctor, Wasim Ali, said whether the deceased youth was a student of AMU or any affiliated college, would be known only after checking the records.
"At present, the police have detained two young men who came with him and they are being interrogated. Sanu was shot in the head and reportedly died on the spot," he said.