Student leader shot dead by friends

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016,12:51 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Meerut | A 26-year-old student leader was shot dead allegedly by his friends following an altercation at Tejgarhi Chauraha here, police said today.

Prashant Chowdhury alias Robin, a students’ leader at Chaudhary Charan Singh University here, last night went to a hotel for dinner with his friends when an altercation broke out between them over some issue, a police spokesperson said. Following which some of them opened fire at Robin who died on the spot, he said.

A case has been registered against students leader Pankaj Pradhan and 14 others for the murder, the spokesperson said. Efforts are on to nab the accused, he said, adding reason behind the altercation is not known yet.