Insider’s Hand Not Ruled Out In Attack On University Chancellor, Says Police

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The SSP of Fatehgarh Sahib shows the sketch of the man suspected to have attacked the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University on Monday.

A day after the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University at Fatehgarh Sahib, Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, was shot at by an unknown assailant, the police today released a sketch of the suspect.

The police is working on various theories. It thinks it may be a hate crime or an act of terrorism. The sketch of the suspect has been created following clues provided by the taxi driver who drove him to the university and those witness to the shootout. The assailant is almost 6 ft tall and in his late-thirties. Forensic experts say the shots were fired from a .32 bore revolver.

Senior police officers and a counter-intelligence unit visited the university premises and reconstructed the scene of the crime this afternoon. The suspect, it has come to light, had hired a taxi near the Sirhind octroi post and consumed liquor before committing the crime. The assailant told the taxi driver and the university security personnel at the gate that he was a dean with the university. He was let in without checking, Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Ranbir Singh Khatra said. The police is yet to identify the man who drove away the attacker on his bike after the crime. Onlookers said the assailant raised slogans before escaping.