UP News: B Tech Student Lareb Hashmi, Who Attacked Bus Conductor In Prayagraj, Suspended After Arrest

UP News: B Tech Student Lareb Hashmi, Who Attacked Bus Conductor In Prayagraj, Suspended After Arrest

The bus conductor, identified as Harikesh Vishwakarma, 24, was rushed to a hospital for medical treatment. Hashmi is a first-year B.Tech student at the United College of Engineering and Research.

IANSUpdated: Sunday, November 26, 2023, 11:04 AM IST
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B Tech Student Lareb Hashmi, Who Attacked Bus Conductor In Prayagraj, Suspended After Arrest |

Prayagraj, November 26: Lareb Hashmi, a 21-year-old B.Tech student who attacked a bus conductor with a cleaver after a dispute over ticket fare in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, has been suspended from his college after his arrest. In a confession video, Hashmi was seen admitting that he attacked the conductor for "insulting Prophet Muhammad".

The accused also tried to escape the police

The accused also tried to escape the police but was caught in an encounter after being shot in the leg on Saturday. The bus conductor, identified as Harikesh Vishwakarma, 24, was rushed to a hospital for medical treatment. Hashmi is a first-year B.Tech student at the United College of Engineering and Research.

Hashmi was a quiet student who often sat alone

College principal H.P. Shukla said Hashmi was a quiet student who often sat alone. He often did not respond to questions and never engaged in conversations with others, the college principal said. The principal, however, said the faculty never thought such an incident would occur.

Students at his university protested against the incident

Meanwhile, students at his university protested against the incident and said their parents were sceptical of allowing them to attend college, expressing concerns for their safety. The students also alleged the college authorities were responsible for the incident.

Several Hindu outfits staged a demonstration at the college

Several Hindu outfits staged a demonstration at the college, appealing to take strict action against students with extremist ideologies and levying serious allegations against the college.

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