A person was killed when violence erupted at the Aligarh Muslim University campus late last night following a clash between two regional student groups.
Police said the person was shot dead near the Proctor’s office where the warring groups exchanged fire with each other.
The deceased has been identified as a former student of the University. DIG Aligarh Range Govind Agarwal, who led the police operations, said trouble started when a resident of Mumtaz hostel was assaulted and his room was set on fire.
Meanwhile, Rapid Action Force has been deployed at all sensitive spots especially in view of the entrance test for the engineering college being held today. Over 13,000 candidates are expected to appear from the Aligarh campus centre alone.