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Student leader shot dead in Kanpur

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 13:08

Zeenews Bureau

Kanpur: In yet another reminder of the gun culture prevalent in the state, a college student Abhinav Singh was shot dead here on Wednesday night by a Samajwadi Party leader following a minor skirmish.

Abhinav Singh, a second year law student in BND College, was shot dead by Santraj Singh – an active member of SP – after they had a petty fight during a marriage ceremony.

Incidentally, Abhinav used to play an active role in college politics.

As per the information, both of them were attending a marriage ceremony at Kamleshwar Guest House which falls under Kakadev police station limits. Eyewitnesses say that Abhinav and Santraj had a verbal duel following which Santraj and his men beat up Abhinav. As per reports, Abhinav then quietly left the area.

However, Santraj followed him on a bike and shot Abhinav dead at point blank range near the Santsang Park in Shastri Nagar.

Abhinav was later taken to a nearby hospital but he could not be saved.

The police are conducting raids at various places to nab the absconding accused.

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 13:08

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