On Saturday, security was increased in the old city areas of Aligarh after a youth injured in last month’s violent clashes over the Citizenship Amendment Act, succumbed to the injuries.
As per the spokesperson of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Mohammad Tariq Munawwar (22) had suffered gunshot injuries and was on ventilator support for the last few days.
On Friday, Munawwar’s condition deteriorated evening and he succumbed to injuries shortly before midnight, the hospital official said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muniraj G told media persons that security had been beefed up in all sensitive areas of the city as a precautionary measure.
On Thursday, police had arrested local BJP leader Vinay Varshney in connection with the attack on Munawwar, who was shot at and seriously wounded on 23 February, when violence erupted at Upper Kot locality in the city after police evacuated some anti-CAA women protesters.
For the uninitiated, besides the BJP leader, five others including Mustaqeem, Anwaar, Famhimuddin, Sabir and Imran were arrested for the violent incidents at Upper Kot.
As a result of which several shops in the old city have remained shut for the last two days as an uneasy calm prevails in the area.