Lucknow, Feb 21, 2020: An engineering student was stabbed to death during the day on Thursday at Lucknow’s posh Gomti Nagar residential area. The student, identified as 23-year-old Prashant Singh, had reportedly gone to meet an acquaintance in an apartment complex in the area when a group of 10 to 12 men, who had been waiting for him, stabbed him in the chest, NDTV reported.
The CCTV footage of the incident shows a group of men stopping a Toyota Innova car and attacking two men who are sitting in the front. In a few seconds, Prashant Singh runs out of the car, while keeping his hand on his chest, and enters a building.
Police reportedly said Mr Singh was found in a pool of blood inside the building. He was taken to a hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Mr Singh was from Varanasi and was studying in a prominent engineering college in the UP capital.
Police said Mr Singh on Wednesday night reportedly had an altercation with his junior in college when he had gone to neighbouring district Barabanki to celebrate his friend’s birthday.
The victim’s friend has told the police that Prashant’s junior in the college could be behind the murder.
The police are investigating the case and are questioning students.