Murder of Jharkhand student: Eight arrested



Chennai: Eight students have been arrested in connection with the murder of an engineering student from Jharkhand and special teams formed to nab 12 more in a case of group rivalry over payment of commission for engineering seats in some private engineering colleges in the state, police said.

'We have arrested eight out of the 20 accused in connection with the murder (of Nirbhay Kumar Singh). Special teams have been formed to trace the others who are absconding,' KN Murali, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) told rerporters.

The arrested and the other accused hail from Bihar and Jharkhand, he said, adding they were students of a particular engineering college in the city.

On Monday, Singh (21) was allegedly killed by a group of students belonging to another engineering college over a dispute on admitting students in some private engineering colleges in the state for a commission in which they were involved.

Singh was attacked with iron bars and was declared brought dead at a private hospital.

This is the second such instance where two groups of North Indian students have clashed over the said issue. a few months back, a student was kidnapped by a rival gang fearing that he could be a competitor to them in the commission business.

The victim, son of an IAS officer, was rescued by police.

PTI