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BHU calm after night-long clashes between student groups

IANS  |  Varanasi 

The situation is under control after night-long clashes between two student groups in (BHU) in -- the parliamentary constituency of Modi, police said on Wednesday.

The clashes erupted after midnight between the students residing in and

Many vehicles on the university campus were torched and the warring students pelted stones at each other and later also on the police personnel who were called in to disperse the unruly mob.

The situation could only be controlled in the morning, but by then scores of students were injured.

"The situation is under control now," Shailesh Mishra, PRO to the SSP, told IANS.

A district official, however, blamed the authorities for the violence and pointed out that although police reinforcements had reached there, they had to wait outside the Singhdwar due to the delay in permission by the varsity officials to enter the premises.

The rioting sparked off reportedly after a murderous attack on a student, Ashutosh Maurya, outside the Hindi department.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, May 09 2018. 17:52 IST
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