Shiv Nadar Case: Three Arrested for Selling Pistol to Accused Anuj Kumar

The police said that Anuj Kumar had paid Rs 25,000 via Paytm and Rs 10,000 in cash to purchase the pistol.

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Days after Anuj Kumar, a student of Shiv Nadar University, allegedly shot his classmate with a pistol, and then shot himself, the Noida police have arrested three people for selling the gun to Kumar.

The incident took place on Thursday, 18 May on the university campus in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida. While the woman, Sneha Chaurasia, was rushed to a hospital nearby where she was declared dead on arrival, Anuj Kumar died on the spot, as per the police.

A police officer said, "Investigation revealed the deceased Anuj Kumar had spoken to his friend Naveen Kumar about buying a pistol. He had paid him Rs 25,000 via Paytm and Rs 10,000 in cash."

The pistol was brought into the university on 20 April. Two others, Divyansh Awasthi from Gautam Buddha Nagar and Shekhar Kaushal, a resident of Lucknow, were involved in selling him the pistol, said the police. The police added that the total amount of Rs 35,000 for the pistol was distributed amongst the three men.

This comes two days after the police filed an FIR against the university, Anuj Kumar and three others. The FIR was registered under sections 302 (murder), 354D (stalking) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Earlier, Sneha's father, Rajkumar Chaurasia had told The Quint, "How is it that a student was roaming around with a weapon like that inside the University? It is such a big and renowned university... This should not have happened."

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