Student from Fiji beaten on BHU campus, no arrest

A foreign national student was allegedly beaten up on Friday evening by four unidentified students near faculty of art intersection on the Banaras Hindu University premises

india Updated: Oct 15, 2017 23:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Varanasi
Fiji,BHU,Banaras Hindu University
Heavy police force deployed outside the Banaras Hindu University as Samajwadi Party workers protest over the police laticharge on the female students of the university.(PTI File Photo)

A foreign national student was allegedly beaten up on Friday evening by four unidentified students near faculty of art intersection on the Banaras Hindu University premises. Ragging could possibly be the reason behind the incident.

According to police, which registered a case on Sunday, Munish Krushil, a native of Fiji, is a student of BA first year at the faculty of arts in BHU.

After attending classes, he was on way back to International hostel when a group of four students pushed him to the ground near Maitri guest house on the University’s campus.

Krushil somehow managed to dodge them and ran towards his hostel. As he reached near the intersection of faculty of Arts, the same group of students stopped and thrashed him.

The student informed the Fiji Embassy and filed a written complaint with the BHU proctorial board.

Chief proctor professor Royana Singh immediately sent the complaint to the police, which registered a case against four unidentified students.

Prof Royana said the anti-ragging cell was also asked to probe the matter soon after receiving the complaint.

Station officer Lanka Police station Sanjiv Mishra said a case has been registered under Section 352 (punishment for assault), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the India Penal Code (IPC) against four unidentified students.

A team has been deployed to identify the students and senior authorities have been informed.

First Published: Oct 15, 2017 23:41 IST