Aligarh Muslim University student shot during India-Pakistan match screening
While there were some reports of a clash between two groups, officials said the incident was the result of celebratory firing after India won the game.
A student of Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, was shot during the screening of Saturday’s India-Pakistan World Twenty20 match, and is in critical condition. While some reported that the shooting was the result of a clash between two groups at the university, others such as The Indian Express claimed it was the result of celebratory firing after India won the match.
Kaleem Ahmed, the second-year M Tech student from Azamgarh, was at the campus’ Sulaiman Hall when the incident took place. He has been taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The police are waiting for a complaint from the university before filing an FIR.
Gun violence has often been a problem in Uttar Pradesh, with a worrying number of cases involving accidental casualties. In February, celebratory firing was banned in the state's Shamli district after an eight-year-old boy was killed by Samajwadi Party workers there. However, other fatal shootings have cropped up since then as well.