JU students beaten up, molested at protest; 3 arrested

Published on Dec 24, 2019 10:50 AM IST

The incident reportedly took place on Sunday when the students were holding a demonstration against CAA, and were allegedly attacked and threatened.

Jadavpur University unit protest against police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Jadavpur University unit protest against police crackdown on students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Monday, December 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

A group of Jadavpur University students who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata’s Baghajatin area was allegedly thrashed and some of the women taking part in the agitation were molested, police said on Monday.

The incident reportedly took place late on Sunday night when the students were holding a demonstration in front of Baghajatin I Block, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said, adding that three persons have been arrested.

“A group of eight people allegedly attacked them with wooden sticks and thrashed the male students and molested the women demonstrators. The attackers also broke their camera and further threatened them,” the officer said.

The students then went back to the Jadavpur University campus, around 2 km away, after which a police complaint was lodged.

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