Punjabi University students injured in campus brawl with ‘outsiders’

On Friday, students had rounded up some men accused of eve-teasing

Punjabi University students injured in campus brawl with ‘outsiders’

An injured student.

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 8

Some students of Punjabi University were injured on Saturday evening in a brawl on the campus. Reportedly, six students were injured in a fist-fight among students of various campus student organisations and alleged outsiders.

The incident occurred after the university students had rounded up some men, allegedly in an inebriated state, on Friday evening, and accused them of eve-teasing girls. One of them was handed over to the police. The students also recorded a video of the incident which went viral, and became the trigger of an altercation on Saturday evening.

Students said some outsiders, who are relatives of some campus employees, came to the university library and sought justification over students’ allegations posted online.

Sandeep Kaur, a student leader of Punjab Radical Student Union (PRSU), said, “Some men related to those who we had rounded up on Friday evening came to the university and got into an altercation. At least six students, including two girls, were injured in the fist-fight. Some students suffered injuries on their head and were admitted to Government Rajindra hospital.”

Ronnei Singh, SHO Urban Estate, said, “We got a call in the afternoon that a scuffle had broken out among students and some other people. At least five persons have been admitted to the hospital. Our team reached the university campus to ensure law and order.”

He added that the university authorities were yet to submit a complaint about the incident. “We will take requisite action and register FIR after the complaint is received,” he added.

The police are also questioning a man who was detained from the campus on Friday evening.

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