Ashish Prasad, of Tura of Meghalaya, who was a second-year B.Tech student at Lovely Professional University (LPU) at Phagwara in Punjab died after he was allegedly assaulted by his neighbours following a brawl over birthday celebration on Thursday.
He is an alumnus of Sherwood School Tura and passed his matriculation with distinction in 2012.
According to Punjab police, Ashish celebrating his friend’s birthday at his rented house in Adarshnagar locality on Thursday. There were seven students and they had planned a cocktail party. After some time, a group of neighbours barged into their room and asked the students to stop playing loud music. An altercation started that turned into a brawl.
The neighbours allegedly pelted stones. Two brothers, Rahul Kumar and Ashok Kumar, allegedly assaulted the students with blunt objects, including a baseball bat.
Ashish was taken to the government hospital at Phagwara where he passed away on Friday morning due to loss of blood. His friend from Bihar, Aman Kumar, sustained serious injuries.
Aa case has been registered under Section 302/34 IPC. Police arrested two persons have in this connection. Four other accused Abhishek, Ankit , Rohit and Rishab were still absconding.
Meanwhile Ashish’s death has sent shockwaves among students from other states pursuing higher education in Punjab and other parts of the northern region.