Youth shot dead at in Srinagar not a student of IUST: Vice Chancellor

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The authorities of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have contested the reports that the youth shot dead at Naseem Bagh Hazratbal was a student of the varsity.

Vice chancellor (VC) IUST Prof. Mushtaq Siddiqui said the varsity got the reports cross checked from the Police authorities as well.

“I talked to SSP Srinagar who said the identity card recovered from the body seems to be fake. We also checked from the student inventory of the varsity and we didn’t find any student by this name,” VC IUST said.

He said the news reports on social media and other portals which claim that deceased was a student of IUST are not correct.

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“The University doesn’t have any student of this name. There is no match of the information in the student list of IUST as is shown on the identity card of the deceased,” Prof Siddique said.