CUTTACK: Ravenshaw University remained tense for the third consecutive day on Tuesday with inmates of both New and Lalitagiri Hostels staging separate protests seeking action against the accused responsible for violence on the campus.
More than 150 inmates of New Hostel staged a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office demanding stringent action against the accused students who attacked them and vandalised their bikes. They submitted a memorandum in this regard to the Vice-Chancellor. On the other hand, the boarders of Lalitgiri Hostel took out a rally seeking action against some inmates of New Hostel for ragging a junior.
Contacted, Vice-Chancellor Prakash Chandra Sarangi said, ‘’It It appears to be a case of post-poll violence. The matter has been forwarded to the disciplinary committee of the university as well the Commissionerate Police for necessary action.’’
While five inmates of both the hostels were hurt in the clash on Sunday night, more than 12 students sustained injuries in the fight which resurfaced on Monday night. One platoon of police force has been deployed on the university campus to check further untoward incident.