Football match turns violent, one player killed

Johny (19), a native of Mizoram, was allegedly beaten up by three members of the rival team after he scored a goal against them last night, the police said.

Johny fainted and was rushed to a local private hospital where he was declared dead. While one team belonged to the students of Mizoram studying in Lovely Professional University (LPU), the other comprised students from African countries, also studying in the same varsity, the police said.

"A case under section 302 and 34 IPC was registered against Hashim Idrish, Ahmed Althani, both belonging to the Republic of Sudan(a country of North Eastern Africa) and Syed Faizal of United Republic of Tanzania (a country in East Africa). However, the trio are to be arrested," Phagwara SP Kamaljeet Singh Dhillon said today.

After the incident students of the college took to the street and protested the death, the police, adding that area SHO Ramandeep sustained some injuries during the protest.

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