Son of a former MLA has been arrested in the murder case of an engineering student, who was stabbed to death at Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar area on Thursday.
Accused Aman Bahadur, a student of a private university in Lucknow, was arrested on Friday morning, police said.
Engineering student Prashant Singh was on Thursday stabbed to death in the Alaknanda apartment complex. The incident was caught on security cameras of the complex in Gomti Nagar.
Lucknow: A B. Tech student was hacked to death in broad daylight in Gomti Nagar area, today. The deceased has been identified as Prashant Singh. pic.twitter.com/1892frWtHU
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As Prashant arrived at the Alaknanda apartment gate in a Toyota Innova car around 4 pm on Thursday to meet a friend, he was stopped by 20-25 bike-borne men who were waiting for him. The assailants broke the car’s glass and stabbed Prashant multiple times with a knife.
The CCTV footage showed that Prashant ran inside the society but collapsed on the stairs and died due to excessive bleeding. As per an eyewitness account, the group left the spot cheering and clapping.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and initiated investigation. After scrutinizing the CCTV footage from inside the complex, the arrest was made on Friday.
Police suspect that the murder was an act of revenge as Prashant reportedly had a fight on Wednesday night. His body has been sent for a post mortem.
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Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.
Uttarakhand Power Plant Damaged After The Glacier Burst
Uttarakhand: A glacial burst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand triggered an avalanche and massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday morning, forcing the emergency evacuation of thousands from surrounding areas, and damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.
Disaster response and management teams have been deployed to conduct search-and-rescue and relief operations. Around 100 to 150 people may have been killed, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash told news agency ANI. Authorities fear hundreds more may still be stuck. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Assam to campaign for Assembly polls, tweeted: “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety.”
Disaster management teams have been mobilized and hundreds of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) have been rushed for rescue operations.
SN Pradhan, chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said that teams from the relief force have been moved for search-and-rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand where a glacial burst has triggered an avalanche. “The glacial burst has taken out a bridge constructed by the Border Road Organisation. Also in the higher reaches, the Rishiganga hydel project also has been damaged,” he said.