An engineering student was on Thursday stabbed to death in broad day light at Lucknow’s posh Gomti Nagar Vistara residential area. The student, identified as 23-year-old Prashant Singh, had gone to meet an acquaintance in Alaknanda Apartments in the area when a group of 10-12 men, who had been waiting for him, stabbed him in the chest.
The CCTV footage of the incident shows a group of men stopping a Toyota Innova car and attacking two men who are sitting on the front seats. In a few seconds, Mr Singh ran out of the car, keeping his hand on his chest, and entered a building.
Police said Mr Singh was found in a pool of blood inside the building. He was taken to a hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment.
Mr Singh was from Varanasi and was studying in a prominent engineering college in the UP capital.
Police said Mr Singh on Wednesday had an altercation with his junior when he had gone to neighbouring Barabanki to celebrate his friend’s birthday.
The victim’s friend has reportedly told the police that Prashant’s junior in the college could be behind the murder.
The police are investigation the case and are questioning students.