Amity University horror: Student held for threatening fellow with a gun, video goes viral

Published on: Aug 25, 2018 10:33 IST
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Crime In University

A video that will raise serious doubts on the security of the students in the educational institutes has been doing rounds on the social media. A 24-year-old student of Amity University in Sector-125 of Noida was seen brandishing a gun at another student, outside the university gate on Thursday evening following an argument. Vivek Yadav, a third-year student of International Business has filed a complaint alleging that bad blood had been brewing between him and Surya (25), another student, for a month now. Surya Kumar Yadav is a resident of Dasna in Ghaziabad and a final year BCom (Hons) student at the university.

Police have arrested the accused on Friday and confirmed that Surya had indeed brandished the gun but did not fire. Police have registered a case under section 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal code.

“The conflict started a month ago when Surya was driving a car inside the campus, which is not allowed, and drove over my feet. I had filed a complaint with the university authorities, following which he began threatening me,” Yadav alleged.

"On Thursday, I parked my car outside the university, near the police barricade, I saw Surya was also present inside a car. As he saw me, he asked for a pistol from his friend, as soon as I heard this, I locked myself in the car and called the police for help. Suddenly, I started my car and tried to run away. Surya tried to block my way with his car. Our cars collided and my car bumper broke off," Yadav added.

"Then Surya came out from the car and began chasing me and he somehow managed to latch on the window of my car but I kept driving. He then brandished a pistol at me and kept abusing and threatening to kill me. After some time I managed to push him and Surya was off the car," said Vivek.

The Amity University, Noida, on the other hand, has said Surya (accused) was yet to give his backlog exams and his course was supposed to end in 2017 but he was expelled just before his exams. “The accused was supposed to graduate in June 2018 but he is yet to pass some papers. He is not supposed to be in and around the campus. We have constituted a disciplinary committee and appropriate action will be taken against both,” Amity University spokesperson said.

From Divyansh, Pradyuman Thakur to Vivek Yadav, the rate of crime inside the educational institutes has been growing with every passing day raising some serious questions on the system. It’s high time, we all should come together and introspect and ask ourselves Where are we going wrong?

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