A student from Gujarat who was allegedly killed by unidentified assailants in Ahmedabad’s Bandra district is among three people who have been arrested by the Gujarat Police, police sources said on Wednesday.
The student, Mohammad Asif Khan, 22, had left his home in Bandra for the morning to take his family to a nearby school in the city for the day.
His family was returning home at around 3am when a man in a white car pulled up in front of his vehicle and attacked him, sources said.
He died on the spot.
According to the police, the accused, who has been identified as Mohammad Asifi, was arrested on Tuesday.
The other two men arrested by police are Mohammad Atiq Ahmed, 20, and Shafqat Hasan, 18.
The latter is also said to be part of a gang that attacked the student.
Ahmed and Hasan are from the village of Pune, and have been named in the FIR as part of the gang that had earlier killed a woman in Bandras police station.
Police said that the duo had been working as security guards at the Bandra police station, and had been caught with a firearm in their possession.
Ahmed, the gang member, is also the father of another gang member.
Sources said that Ahmed and his accomplices had reportedly started working as guards at a hotel in Bandar Bara on the outskirts of the city.
They were later transferred to the Bandras Police Station, where they were arrested.
The two were later released after paying a bounty of Rs 2 lakh.
According the police sources, Ahmed was a resident of Bajrang Dal-BJP office area and had moved to the city from Gurgaon in 2016 to study engineering.
The sources said that his father had also moved to Bandra from Gaya in 2016.
Sources added that police have found evidence of the accused gang members working in the area.