A second year Political Science student, Vishnu Sasidharan, was brutally beaten up near the Campus School on Wednesday at around 8.30 pm allegedly by a gang of outsiders and some students. The injured was admitted to the University Health Centre.
Vishnu was going to campus school with musical instruments to attend the practice session for the ‘Onam’ celebrations from his hostel (MH-H) when the attack took place. “I saw some people, who were participating in the Ganesh immersion procession in front of my hostel, moving into my way. When I passed the Old SN School canteen, they attacked me with some metal weapons like iron rod,” he said.
He told police that he identified some of them including Sai Krishna and Satpal who got suspension in the last semester. "I couldn’t identify few of them because I have never seen them before in the University,” he added.
His classmates and friends said that he is an active worker of Students Federation of India (SFI). SFI leaders alleged that the attackers belong to Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Vishnu has severe injuries under the left eye and left side of the skull. “The injuries show that the person was attacked with some kind of metallic weapons. He has a contusion on his left part of the head.” Dr. Capt. Ravindra of University Health Centre said UoH Dispatch.
“We will observe the patient for 24 hours and decide about further treatment,” he added.
SFI campus unit president P. Parameswaradu said that they filed a complaint to both Registrar and Circle Inspector of Chandanagar police.
“A Proctorial Committee headed by University Proctor will inquire about the incident.” Chief Warden Prof. Sarraju said.
In response to the accusation on ABVP, M.Venkat, a party spokesperson said, "The allegations are baseless. All of us were in the procession accompanied by more than 15 security guards. If anything happened like they (SFI) are claiming, the security guards would have noticed it."