VISAKHAPATNAM:Tension prevailed on the Andhra University campus as non-teaching staff boycotted duties and staged a protest before the distance education building on the campus here Tuesday morning. The agitators raised slogans against Prof B Rajkumar, who allegedly beat up superintendent V Narasimha Rao Monday evening on some issue.
Rajkumar is on the faculty of the Commerce Department in the Distance Education wing and is currently the examination coordinator. Sources said that he had asked Narasimha Rao to clear some bills and cheques but the latter failed to do it in time.
On Monday evening, Rajkumar flew into a rage alleging that Narasimha Rao was deliberately delaying it and scolded him and also allegedly beat him before other staff members. Protesting, the non-teaching staff boycotted duties and demanded action against the professor. They also demanded an apology from Rajkumar.
The non-teaching staff also alleged that Rajkumar behaved the same way with other members too. Registrar P Uma Maheswara Rao, however, tried to pacify the agitators and told them to call off the protest and resume duties. He also assured them that he would talk to the professor and take a decision. But Prof Rajkumar was unavailable for comment.