A student shot dead his woman classmate at Greater Noida's Shiv Nadar University on Thursday, May 18, the police said. He later shot himself dead inside a room at the boys' hostel.
Both were pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and were in their third year. The man was a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, while the woman, identified as Neha Chaurasiya, was from Kanpur.
According to eyewitnesses, Anuj and Neha were seen together near the dining hall. They further said that the duo were engaged in a conversation and even hugged each other. However, Anuj pulled out a pistol and shot Neha. He then immediately went inside his hostel room and shot himself.
Neha was immediately rushed to the hospital but was pronounced brought dead.
The family of both the deceased were informed.
Anuj and Neha were good friends for quite a long time, but they were facing a dispute for some time now, sources claimed.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Saad Miya Khan, "A student from Shiv Nadar University shot dead his woman classmate. The woman was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but, on arrival was pronounced brought dead.”
“After the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that both were friends for quite some time now. Today, they got involved in an argument and that the man shot dead his friend. After that he went inside his room and shot himself dead,” the DCP added.
Further investigation is underway.