Student's suicide: Over 150 AMU students booked by Aligarh police for violence on campus
AGRA: Over 150 students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Uttar Pradesh were booked by Aligarh police on Wednesday in connection with the violence on Tuesday night after police entered the campus to investigate the suicide of a post-graduate student. According to police, while six students have been identified for indulging in violence and destruction of government property, including the car of the SP (city) Aligarh Abishek, efforts are on to establish the identities of the others. The police initially arrived on the campus around 10pm after the proctorial office informed them about the suicide of a student Anas Shamsi. Shamsi was found hanging in his hostel room. Trouble brewed after some policemen decided to take away the youth’s body for completion of formalities, including post-mortem. Students gathered on the campus and prevented the cops from taking the body away. As additional forces arrived, a group of students, led by Mohd Umar Farooq indulged in brick batting in which the SP’s car was damaged. They also raised slogans against the police and demanded that they should "go back".A large number of students also gathered at the vice-chancellor lodge demanding that the police be sent out from the campus. As tension escalated, more forces were sent to the campus and the situation was brought under control around 2am. Police has registered an FIR against the students under sections 147 (rioting), 342 (wrongful confinement), 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others), 352 (assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC and section 7 in the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1932.