Student killed in hostel clash

Sonepat:A final year polytechnic student died today after being allegedly thrashed by a fellow student following an argument at his institute’s hostel in Sonepat, police said.

Pushpendra, a resident of Faridabad, died after being thrashed by Deepak Kund. He was found dead inside the hostel premises, said Civil Lines police in-charge Virendra.

The clash broke out after a heated argument between the two over a tape, he said, adding family members have alleged negligence on part of college authorities.

Kund has been booked under relevant sections of IPC. He is absconding, Virendra said.

The body after postmortem has been handed over to family members.