Boy shoots at girl in Shiv Nadar University, later dies by suicide

The boy before killing the girl had sent a video clip to the college authorities stating that he and the girl were in a relationship but no longer together; and he was heartbroken and also mentioned that he had third stage of brain cancer

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New Delhi, May 19

In an unfortunate incident reported from one of the noted varsities in Delhi NCR- a students shot dead another student inside the campus and later died by suicide. 

The girl has been identified as Sneha Chaurasiya, and the boy as Anuj Singh. Both were BA (Sociology) students, in their final year. While Sneha was from Kanpur, Anuj’s family lives in Amroha.

The police stated that they received a call from the university at 1.30-2 pm about a firing incident. The police teams rushed to the spot.  After shooting Sneha, Anuj went to his hostel room and shot himself. 

The police received a country-made pistol was reportedly recovered from his room where Anuj was found lying dead in a pool of blood. 

According to the police, Anuj purportedly sent a video clip to the university authorities at around 1.20 pm, in which he said that he was in a relationship with Sneha but they were no longer together. In the 22-minute video, he said he was “broken inside” and “could not trust anyone”. He also said that he had been “diagnosed with third stage brain cancer” but had not told his parents. He spoke about punishing the woman and sought the forgiveness of his and her parents.

The police collected CCTV footage which shows the two students talking outside the dining hall. Anuj is seen holding a bag, from which he later pulls out a pistol and fires at Sneha. She tries to resist but is shot again and collapses. Sneha was shot at least twice and died on the spot.

While the college is shut for summer break, some students have reportedly stayed back for the convocation that is scheduled to be held on May 26. He added that students are not frisked when entering the university.

In a statement, the university said: “We are deeply saddened and pained at the unfortunate loss of lives of two students at the university today. The matter is currently under investigation by the authorities, and we are closely monitoring the situation. All other residents of the campus are safe. Our utmost priority is the safety and well-being of our students, employees, and the entire community. We are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation. Our deep and heartfelt condolences go out to the affected families and we are supporting them in every way possible at this difficult time.”

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