Six students from Kashmir were allegedly thrashed by a group of drunken men outside Swami Devi Dayal College of Engineering and Technology at Barwala in Haryana’s Panchkula district, reports said on Saturday.
The six students were on the way to their rented accommodation at Shahzadpur near the college when the incident reportedly occurred. “The goons were drunk and called us terrorists. They thrashed and abused us,” a BTech student, Amir Jameel from Bijbehara, told a Srinagar-based news agency.
He said his friends, Tahmul Nisar and Majid Rafiqui from Anantnag, Sajad Ahmed from Doda, Amir Majid and Nayeem Ahmed from Baramulla were also injured. “They ordered us to leave the city and college,” Jameel said.
Following the incident, he said, the students left for Kashmir. “Though we recognise some of the goons, we did not lodge a police complaint,” he said.
Amir Majid’s father, who is also the principal of the District Institute of Education Training (DIET) at Anantnag, Muhammad Abdullah Shah, told the news wire in Srinagar that his son had to undergo a CT scan as he had suffered multiple injuries. “Amir has left his exams midway and returned home. He is scared and not ready to attend college again,” Shah said.
No police complaint, college denies incident
When contacted, Raipur Rani police station in-charge Surinder Singh said that he had received calls from Kashmir enquiring about the incident but had no information to offer as no complaint had been lodged. Singh, who is the station house officer, said: “Following the enquiries, I checked with the college management but they denied any such incident had taken place.”
College general secretary Amit Jindal said, “This is fake news. I have enquired into the matter. The holidays after the exams are on. This is an attempt to malign the institution’s name.”