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Stabbed to death, Afghan student was to receive 2 prizes

Stabbed to death, Afghan student was to receive 2 prizes

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An Afghan student, who was stabbed to death by a compatriot at a college in India’s northern city of Chandigarh, was to deliver his farewell speech in a cultural event and receive prizes for excellence in studies.

A news report said on Wednesday Sanaullah Khanzaad, the victim, was to be awarded two prizes at a function the BA final year students had organised. His killer Ehsanullahwas also to get four prizes for his academic performance.

The stabbing took place at the Post-Graduate Government College in the capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, The Times of India said. The Afghans apparently had an old enmity.

"Sanaullah spoke so softly that sometimes we would tell him to raise his voice. Ehsanullah was among the calmest students in our college. They both had a deep attachment with their teachers," a woman teacher was quoted as saying by the daily.

Under the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) programme, the young Afghans joined the college three years back and were supposed to return to their country in three months.

Deep Sikha, the college vice-principal, said: "Students had once decided to give money to both for calling them to India from Afghanistaninfo-icon to attend their farewell function. The two were to appear in the final exams in the first week of April."

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mudd

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