Violence in Osmania University following TRS chief's arrest
At least 10 students were injured today as clashes broke out between police and students at Osmania University in Hyderabad following the arrest of TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao in Karimnagar before he was to begin a 'fast unto death' demanding separate statehood for the Telangana region.india Updated: Nov 29, 2009 13:44 IST
At least 10 students were injured on Sunday as clashes broke out between police and students at Osmania University in Hyderabad following the arrest of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhara Rao in Karimnagar before he was to begin a 'fast unto death' demanding separate statehood for the Telangana region.
Tension prevailed on the Osmania University campus as students supporting the demand for a separate Telangana fought pitched battles with police.
Police said some students climbed onto the terrace of one of the hostel buildings and threatened to jump down. Another student was seen pouring petrol on himself, demanding that the police stay away from the building.
As the news of KCR's arrest broke out, students took to the streets in the campus and pelted stones at policemen deployed in large number since Saturday.
Some students were injured when the police chased them into one hostel building and beat them up. Protesting the police action, students gathered at other points in the campus.
A student leader said they would take a rally to the state secretariat to protest both KCR's arrest and the police action against the students.