Campus violence taking a bloody turn is nothing new in the Capital. Three students were grievously injured in a clash at Dyal Singh College in South Delhi’s Lodhi Colony 10 days ago.
The police said two groups of students clashed over a petty issue at the college playground and rained blows on each other leading to police intervention. On November 28, a student shoved past a girl in the college canteen. The girl raised alarm and alleged the student had misbehaved with her.
Soon some of her neighbours who also study in the same college gathered and asked the student to apologise. “The student was ready to apologise but a heated exchange of words took place and the police was called to intervene,” said a senior police officer.
The two groups were brought to the Lodhi Colony police station and both the groups reached a compromise.
A day later, the two groups clashed at the college playground again and it took a bloody turn.
Three students identified as Mohammed Ahmed, Arfi and Saeem received grievous injuries. The victims were rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). All of them are 19-20 years old and are residents of Okhla. After the incident, the police arrested three students — Pramod Kumar, Mukesh and Manjeet — from the college premises and registered a case of hurt against them.
Bijender, the fourth accused, is still at large. The police said all of them are residents of north-east Delhi.