A day after the dates for Panjab University’s student council elections were announced, there was an incident of violence on the campus as several supporters of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) beat up a Panjab University Student Union (PUSU) worker outside the multi-faculty department on Thursday afternoon.
The victim Sohna suffered minor injuries.
The brawl started after NSUI chief patron Simranjit Singh Gill was questioned by students in the multi-faculty department about the charges she had levelled some days back in a police complaint against PUSU president Sahejpal Singh.
The students asked her as to why she had filed a complaint of eve teasing against the PUSU president while she was at a hunger strike outside Kasturba Gandhi hostel, when the PUSU president was leading a protest at some other venue.
When students did not stop questioning her, NSUI workers began leaving. While they were leaving the venue, they entered into an argument with PUSU workers, following which the incident occurred. The police and security guards on the campus remained mute spectators throughout the incident. After attacking the PUSU worker with rods, NSUI supporters left the venue in 3-4 cars and were not apprehended at the gates.
The two NSUI workers — Bindu Grewal and Laadi Beniwal — have been booked for assaulting.