The death of an engineering student in an accident involving a police vehicle triggered violent protests in Orissa's Bolangir town on Saturday, police said.
Rampaging students of the Sushree Institute of Technical Education torched vehicles after their college mate was hit by a police vehicle.
The angry students also ransacked the town police station. Police baton charged the protestors and fired warning shots to disperse them.
"The situation is under control," said Superintendent of Police P.S. Ranpesh.