KARIMNAGAR: In an incident that can be seen as an act of hooliganism, Head of the Department of English, Satavahana University, Dr PV Laxmiprasad was allegedly beaten up by students on Thursday. He was admitted to a private hospital following the attack.
Sources said, alleging that they were given less marks by him in the internal exams, the students attacked Laxmiprasad.
The students entered his room forcefully and damaged furniture after attacking him. Later, they also staged a dharna demanding his suspension from the HOD post and re-evaluation of the internal marks.
According to sources, English department announced its internal marks of the students on Wednesday. While some students secured 16 marks, others scored only one mark against the total of 20 marks. Enraged over the marks, students went on rampage on Thursday. They also alleged that the department staff had given full marks to some private college students.
Later, they questioned registrar M Komal Reddy about the issue. Karimnagar Rural police brought the situation under control.