As pressure tactics fail, boy throws black ink on registrar

Indore: In a shameful act, a disgruntled boy on Monday barged into the office of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) Registrar RD Musalgaonkar and threw black ink on him and cleared off. Neither guards of the university nor employees tried to catch the boy when he was whisking away but when it came to condemn the incident they were the first to appear before media persons.

The work at the university was going as usual on Wednesday when Santosh Raghvansi, a self-acclaimed student leader, entered the office of Musalgaonkar along with two of his friends. Santosh had a box in his hands which contained black ink. Without saying a single word to the registrar, Santosh opened up the box and threw ink on the registrar. His face, clothes, files kept on the table and floor of the office were blackened. Santosh then shouted slogan against the registrar and walked off his office with staffers and guards of the university watching him silently. After coming out of the office, Santosh told the reporters that he threw black ink on registrar’s face because he is corrupt and that he had allegedly jeopardized career of hundreds of students of Law College at Mhow.

When quizzed further on the issue by reporters, Santosh failed to have much knowledge on law college matter. Sources in the university claimed that he cited law college issue as an excuse to his mischievous act so that the main purpose does not come out. The sources said that he had been visiting the registrar for quite some days for some favour which the officer denied giving.

He tried to build up political pressure also on the registrar but to no avail. When all his tactics failed, Santosh took to the mischievous act.
Musalgaonkar did not speak much on the incident but said that he was very hurt. Terming the incident “disgusting”, vice chancellor DP Singh said that the university is now forced to toughen norms for entry into the campus.

“The security agency will be directed to allow entry into the campus only on production of identity cards,” Singh said. Chhoti Gwaltoli police registered a case into the incident on the complaint of the university. However no arrest was made till filing of this report.  Devi Ahilya Teachers Association, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Employees Association and other associations in the university condemned the incident and asked the vice chancellor to request police to arrest the accused without much ado.

Second incident with Musalgaonkar

This is for the second time black ink was thrown at Musalgaonkar. Earlier also ink was thrown at him in 2011 during a protest by NSUI. A hunger strike was going on at the RNT Marg campus when some masked youths entered office of Musalgaonkar and threw black ink on him. However, Musalgaonkar had managed to move out of the way of the ink. This time, he wasn’t lucky.

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