Published: 06th February 2019
Violence in Tamil Nadu: Students injured in clashes, in two separate incidents
While a 19-year-old student in Shivaganga was assaulted with lethal weapons on the college campus, two women in an MTC bus were assaulted by a group of college students in Chennai
A dispute that, allegedly, cropped up during a game of kabaddi took a violent turn days later as a 19-year-old student was assaulted with lethal weapons on the college campus in Shivaganga on Tuesday.
The teenager, a resident of Pillur, studying in Raja Doraisingam Government Arts College sustained injuries on the head and was rushed to Government Sivaganga Medical College and Hospital. Sources said that he was referred to the GRH in Madurai. He was later admitted to a private hospital and is said to be out of danger.
Meanwhile, the police have nabbed the suspect. Sources said that a week ago, while the teenager was playing kabaddi with a group of students from his college, an altercation broke out and the teenager was beaten up. Recently, he retaliated by assaulting his attacker.
The issue did not end with this. On Tuesday, the student who was attacked, along with a few others assaulted the teenager on the college campus.
The college authorities said that the injured teenager was pursuing his 2nd year BA History course. The CCTV footage of the incident was handed over to personnel of Sivaganga Town police station.
Superintendent of Police T Jayachandran said that they had nabbed the suspect and had launched an investigation.
In another incident, two women passengers in an MTC bus were injured when two groups of college students clashed at the Simpson bus stop in Chennaion Anna Salai on Tuesday afternoon. The students were from the Nandanam Government Arts College and New College, said the police who nabbed five of them and were searching for others.
The injured were identified as B Shanthi (42), a resident of Bogh Road in T Nagar, and a 19-year-old student of SIET College. They were injured while travelling in the MTC bus (52B) plying between Hasthinapuram and Parry’s Corner.
“Around 2.30 pm, when the bus stopped at the Simpson bus stop, one group of students started attacking the other group in the bus. Some students pelted bottles which injured two women. While Shanthi suffered injury on her left forehead, the college girl was suffered injuries on her leg. The duo were admitted in the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital,” said a police officer. The Chintadripet police have registered a case and have detained five students. Investigation is on