One student killed, several others injured in IIUI clash

Updated December 13, 2019

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One student was killed and several others were injured during a clash between two groups over an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday, police said. — Reuters/File
One student was killed and several others were injured during a clash between two groups over an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday, police said. — Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: One student was killed and several others were injured during a clash between two groups over an event at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Thursday, police said.

According to the initial police report, one of the groups planned an event but the other opposed it.

In the evening, one group of students attacked members of the other group, injuring two. Later at night, the colleagues of the injured students attacked their rivals.

During the clash, weapons were also used and shots were fired, said the police. Some of the students were brought to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) with bullet injuries where one of them died.

Shortly after getting information about the clash, police reached outside the university and sought reinforcement with a prison van, anti-riot unit and water cannon vehicle. The area magistrate was also called to the spot.

A senior police officer told Dawn: “We have reached the university and are waiting for the AC or magistrate to come. Permission from the university administration is required for the police to enter the premises,” he added.

Published in Dawn, December 13th, 2019