New Delhi : An expelled Banaras Hindu University student was shot dead outside a hostel on the campus, police said Wednesday.
Paramilitary men were deployed on the campus and the university shut after the attack by some youths on a motorcycle.
The police have lodged an FIR against four people, including BHU’s chief proctor Royana Singh.
Four others have been detained for questioning.
Despite his expulsion last year, Gaurav Singh was apparently staying with friends at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel on the campus.
He was standing outside Birla Hostel and talking to his friends when some men on a motorcycle opened fire on him Tuesday evening, police said.
He was rushed to the trauma centre at the BHU’s Institute of Medical Sciences with bullet injuries in the stomach. He succumbed to his injuries late in the night, police said.
The police registered an FIR on the basis of a complaint by a friend, who said he too was targeted.