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Indore: ABVP force shuts Holkar College demanding action against accused


Indore: A day after a group of hostellers attacked BJP student wing activists leaving nearly 10 of them injured, ABVP forced bandh in Government Holkar Science College and also staged a sit-in on the institute campus on Friday, demanding action against the accused hostel inmates by college administration.

On Thursday, about 400 day scholars, including girls led by ABVP had taken out a procession for Ganesh Visarjan from college campus, which were later joined by some five to six hostellers of the college. According to ABVP leaders, the hostellers teased the girls in the procession, following which activists of BJP’s student wing thrashed them black and blue.

However, after the visarjan, the activists were attacked by a group of about 50 hostellers, when they were returning to the campus. On complaint of the victims, police though had registered a case against hostellers, ABVP activists demanded action against the accused from the college administration as well. They forced shut the college and staged sit-in to push for their one point demand.

None from college helped: Victims

ABVP alleged that despite the victim girls claiming manhandling by the hostellers to college staffers present at the scene, no one came forward to help. “They stood as mute spectators,” the girl students told college administration.

ABVP leader main culprit

ABVP leader Sourav Sharma, who was among the ones hurt in the clashes, has been stated to be the creator of all nuisances. College officials said that his name inevitably surfaced in all the fights that took place on the college campus in last two years.

Sourav was hospitalised on Thursday as he, according to ABVP, was seriously injured in the attack by hostellers. However, on Friday, he was seen leading the protest at the college. Sourav has been a student of the college for past two to three years, but yet to clear his BSc graduation degree and therefore, he took admission fresh from first year at Holkar College. He was granted admission during college level counselling.