Patna University Murder Video: Student Leader Beaten To Death By Masked Men On Law College Campus

Patna University Murder Video: Student Leader Beaten To Death By Masked Men On Law College Campus

The deceased has been identified by the police as 22-year-old Harsh Raj, a student at Patna University's BN College.

Siksha MUpdated: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 12:53 PM IST
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Patna University Murder Video: Student Leader Beaten To Death By Masked Men On Law College Campus | X

On Monday, ten to fifteen guys wearing masks beat a 22-year-old undergraduate student to death on the Patna Law College campus. The victim had intended to run in the upcoming elections for the students' union.

The deceased has been identified by the police as 22-year-old Harsh Raj, a student at Patna University's BN College. They claimed that Raj was leaving his exam centre in the afternoon when the incident happened, as reported by HT.

After being brought to the Patna Medical College and Hospital, Harsh Raj passed away while receiving treatment.

"Harsh Raj, a third-year student of B.N. College pursuing vocational English course came to Sultanganj Law college to appear for an exam…He was an active student of the college and reportedly a feud took place between him and other students on Dusshera last year. We are looking at the possibility of the case being related to that matter..", said Bharat Soni, City SP (East).

"He was killed during a vicious attack by seven or eight criminals. He passed away in the hospital shortly after being admitted. In addition to gathering more evidence, we are examining the CCTV footage from the crime. Efforts are ongoing to trace the attackers", said the Patna police in a statement.

Video surfaces online

A video of the accused beating him to death also surfaced online. Netizens took to 'X' to demand justice for the boy.

According to HT, the deceased's father, Ajit Kumar, a journalist for a Hindi daily, said that Harsh had been worried when he began getting ready for the impending Patna University students' union elections. He intended to run for the position of president of the union.

A university announcement released in the evening stated that all of Patna University's exams scheduled for May 28 have been cancelled and that all colleges would be closed on Tuesday.

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