BERHAMPUR: Tension prevailed on the campuses of Khallikote and Berhampur universities following clash between students and demonstration over different issues on Monday.
Two groups of students clashed with each other on Khallikote Cluster University campus. Three students have sustained injuries.
Police said the students’ groups were at loggerheads ever since the union election was held. On Monday morning an argument took place between members of the two groups and following university administration’s intervention, the situation was brought under control. The students also gave a written assurance that they would not fight in the campus.
However, they attacked each other again in the evening in which three of them were injured. Police rushed to the university and normalcy was restored. A meeting of both the groups, university officials and police was held and the students filed complaints against each other at the registrar office. Police have been deployed on the campus.
The Berhampur University campus was also tense on the day following a demonstration by students over arrest of a research scholar.
Students’ union president, Rakesh Kumar Sadangi said the research scholar Madan Bhuyan was taken from the campus by police on Sunday evening. “We suspect that the arrest was made in connection with the November 23 incident in the campus when some students had gheraoed Vice-Chancellor Deepak Behera demanding cancellation of the ongoing faculty appointment over violation of University Grants Commission norms,” he said. Following the arrest, police deployment has been made on the campus.