BENGALURU: Following the suicide of research student Rohit Vemula in Hyderabad, members of National Students Union of India (NSUI) staged a protest against Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in front of its state head office, in Sheshadripuram main road in Bengaluru, on Thursday.
The incident occurred around 11 am, when 30-40 students from NSUI gathered at ABVP office and raised slogans against them. Basavesh Khore, state secretary of ABVP, asked the protestors to leave the place. Local police were immediately alerted about the situation, after which two constables and an ASI arrived to the spot.
Police officials asked NSUI and ABVP leaders to come to the police station. In the mean time, few members who stayed back at the protest venue, assaulted Basavesh and also pelted stones at the building, breaking the window pane.
Alerted by this, police rushed to the spot, took five members to custody and defused the situation.
Balaji, national co-ordinator for social media of ABVP said, “Our members told them not to protest in front of the building. However, by then, members had assaulted our state secretary.”
Sandeep Patil, DCP (central) said, “Few people had gathered at ABVP office to stage protest. While they were protesting, one among them pelted stones and broke the window pane. We have arrested five accused and have booked them under criminal trespassing. Police are yet to establish if they belong to NSUI.”
Meanwhile, ABVP member Prashanth has registered another complaint stating that he is receiving threat calls, from last few days.