Counter case lodged against AMU student injured during cricket match violence

Aligarh Muslim University student suffered serious injuries and admitted in the ICU after being hit on the head by fellow student at a cricket match.

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. (Picture: Official Website)Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. (Picture: Official Website)

Press Trust of India | November 19, 2022 | 02:16 PM IST

ALIGARH: A counter case has been registered against an Aligarh Muslim University student who suffered serious injuries after allegedly being hit on the head earlier this week when a tiff during a cricket match turned violent, a police official said on Saturday.

Sajid Husain, the victim, and Shobhit Singh -- who allegedly hit him on the head with a cricket bat -- are second-year students of the varsity's Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, spokesperson Omar Peerzada had earlier said. Husain, a native of Jammu and Kashmir, was rushed to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in an unconscious state, he said.

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Doctors at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College have described the condition of Husain, who suffered serious head injuries, as "stable". The police action follows a report by Singh's father. Singh was arrested on Wednesday and is currently lodged in the district jail. Circle Officer (Civil Lines) Shwetab Pandey on Saturday said based on CCTV footage from the varsity hostel, a case was registered against Husain under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Friday at Civil Lines police station.

On Friday, BJP MLC Manvendra Pratap Singh, who had met senior police officials, asserted that "one-sided action" in the case was not acceptable. Pushpendra Pachuri, regional joint convenor of the BJP's teachers' cell, demanded that both sides should be held accountable. The varsity authorities have also constituted a three-member fact-finding committee to probe into the incident.

The committee had been asked to submit its report within five days. Peerzada said immediately after Wednesday's clash, Singh was escorted from the hostel and handed over to the police. He has been suspended and barred from the university campus pending further inquiry, he said. A case has been registered against him under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC at Civil Lines police station, officials had said.

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