CHENNAI:A 20-year-old person travelling by an MTC bus suffered injuries in a stone-throwing incident after clashes broke out between students of two city colleges on Friday.
According to police, clashes erupted with no apparent reason between students of Pachaiyappa’s and Presidency Colleges who were waiting inside the Perambur bus terminus around 4 pm, Sources said both the gangs were in an inebriated condition. The students started hurling stones at each other and an MTC bus on route 29 A plying between Anna Square and Perambur, which was moving into the bus stand, was caught in the crossfire. Six glass windows of the bus were damaged in the incident and a passenger, Karthi, resident of SSV Koil Street, suffered injuries on his head.
Panicked by-standers ran helter-skelter inside the terminus to escape getting hit by the stones. Meanwhile, a patrol vehicle from the vicinity rushed in seeing which the gangs dispersed from the spot. However, cops managed to detain two persons - identified as Prashanth, and Sasikumar, from Pachaiyappa’s College and Vivekananda College. The latter reportedly took the sides of Presidency College. Based on a complaint from the bus driver, the duo was booked along with about 20 students.Sources added that the students had agreed to foot the expenses of repairing the bus windows and talks are on to convince MTC officials into withdrawing the police complaint.