Students of a college in Nandigram on Saturday told a delegation sent by AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi that they were receiving threats allegedly from CPI(M)'s student wing and would be forced to take up arms if this did not stop.
Chhatra Parishad President Sourabh Chakrabarty, who was part of the 15-member team led by Observer Anand Pandey, told newsmen that the students of the college would be forced to take up arms if the threats from political rivals did not cease.
He said a girl student had been threatened with rape and murder and the general secretary of Chhatra Parishad, frontal wing of Congress, in the college had been asked to resign or be killed.
The girl student lodged a complaint with the police during the day naming a SFI leader.
East Midnapur Superintendent of Police Satyeswar Panda said the police had received the complaint and was looking into it.