Inter students riot, attack principal, pelt stones at cops in Hyderabad
By Express News Service | Published: 20th March 2017 02:04 AM |
HYDERABAD:A group of intermediate second year students, who were prevented from leaving hostel premises a day before an exam, allegedly went on a rampage and set fire to college furniture, damaged a bus and pelted stones on police Saturday night.
The incident took place at a corporate junior college within Bachupally police limits. A home guard attached with Bachupally police station and the principal of the college received injuries after being allegedly attacked by the students.
According to police, 25 students attempted to leave the campus at around 10.15 pm on Saturday. The college principal saw them arguing with the watchman and intervened. Following a heated argument, the students allegedly assualted him.
More students gathered and the group damaged fans, broke windows and damaged the water filter in the kitchen. When hostel staff rushed to stop them, the students allegedly pelted them with stones. The staff then alerted the Bachupally police.
On hearing the police siren, the students switched off the main power supply, burnt blankets in an open space and pelted stones at the police personnel, police said.
Bachupally police inspector Balakrishna Reddy said the students came to the main road and hurled stones at an RTC bus that was heading to Miyapur. About 16 persons, including driver, were in the bus. The students damaged the windows of the bus and threw stones at police. Home guard Mohammed Riyaz was rushed to the hospital after receiving an injury to his head.
Reddy said the situation was brought under control after additional forces were brought in. “All the students involved in the rioting have been identified. As they had an exam on Sunday, they were allowed to write it. Students’ parents will be called and they will be produced before the JJ Board. Cases have been booked under Sections 324, 147, 149 of IPC and PDPP Act,” said Reddy.