Five management students booked in firing incident

July 16th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS  

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Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 16 (IANS) Five management students were booked for aleged involvement in a shooting incident in which a passer-by was shot here following an altercation over a woman, a police official said Wednesday. Jagdish Sharma, superintendent of police (rural), said: “We would soon arrest the assailants after the victim recovers. On the basis of his statement, action would be initiated.”

Mansoor Ali, a passer-by, was injured when a student fired six shots at fellow students following the altercation at Dasna in Ghaziabad district Tuesday night, police said.

Six students of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), run by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naresh Agrawal, were on an outing in their two cars.

At a petrol pump on National Highway 24, they had a heated argument as both groups wanted the woman student to travel with them in their car.

A student fired at the other group and the bullet hit Ali in his stomach. He was taken to the Shivam Hospital.

The police have seized both cars.

A case has been registered against management students Yash Sirohi, Gaurav Tyagi and Arun Singh and two others, who have not been named yet. The students are absconding, the police said.

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