HYDERABAD: A day after the shocking death of KS Harshvardhan Rao inside a classroom at Pragati Maha Vidhyala Degree College in Sultan Bazar here, tension prevailed at the college on Sunday with students going on the rampage on the college premises protesting against the alleged inaction of the management.
Hordes of students broke open the gates of the college and resorted to vandalism. Upset over the management or faculty’s silence over Saturday’s incident, students damaged a car parked on the premises and threw stones at the building.
On Saturday Harshvardhan objected to Satish Kodkar’s behaviour towards girls of his class which led to a scuffle between them. Satish punched Harshvardhan’s face, making him fall down with his head hitting the bench. He was declared dead by 4.30 pm.
The accused, Satish, remained absconding till late evening of Sunday. But Police expected to catch him by Monday. Two special teams are formed to catch Satish.
The incident shocked students as it happened in a classroom of the degree college during lunch hour when some of them were there in the classroom.
Shouting ‘Principal Down Down’ and ‘We Want Justice’, they marched on the lane leading to the college. After barging into the college by breaking open college’s gates, students used stones and pieces of wood blocks to smashed glasspanes of windows of the college building and of a car parked inside the college.
“The college management did not respond to the incident. They paid a visit to hospital only after Harshvardhan died,” said a student.
“Students were upset that the principal did not bother to express condolence and nor to pick up their call to speak about the same,” said Giridhar Ravula, assistant commissioner of police, Sultan Bazar.