Mangalore, July 28, 2014 : Three students reportedly belonging to the ABVP were injured and hospitalised following clashes that broke out between two student groups at the University College at Hampankatta in Mangalore on July 28, Monday. Sources said the clash was between the newly elected student union of the College and the students attached to the ABVP.
Those hospitalised are Vidyasagar, Suhan and Dikshith. According to them , the attackers were Manoj, Nikhil, Nishan and Karthik. But another source said they were injured following clashes between ABVP members themselves.
It is learnt, on Monday a student named Suhan was assaulted by a group of nearly 20 students over the issue of not supporting a particular group during the elections. Sources said Suhan had in fact been threatened on the day of the election itself.
In the meantime, reports say a final year student of journalism was also assaulted. However, in this case, sources said he was attacked for harassing female students.
The situation was brought under control by the Pandeshwar police who rushed to the spot on gathering the information.
In the meantime, College Principal Satyanarayana said the clashes erupted over the issue of elections. He made it clear that the clashes were in no way connected to the incident wherein ABVP activists abused and threatened him on the day of the elections.
On the other hand Shyam Bhat, the President of the College Students Council demanded the intervention of the Vice Chancellor in the issue.