Rival student groups clash in Chennai

November 13th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Nov 13 (ANI): Three people were seriously injured as two rival groups of students clashed in Chennai on Wednesday evening.

A group of students wielding iron rods and sticks entered the campus of Ambedkar Law College in the city, and beat up some students coming out after taking their examination.

The students were brutally beaten up by the group inside the college campus.

Refuting allegations of being mute spectators to the incident, police said that they did not have permission to enter the college premises.

The students alleged inaction by authorities to curb what they termed ”illegal activities” in the college.

“In this law college all kind of illegal activities are happening. Those wanted by the police are hiding inside the college. The police are not entering that area and we are also not allowed there. No action has been taken against the students who attacked innocents last time, they have not even been suspended till now,” said Ashwathaman, a student.

The injured were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a nearby hospital.

According to latest reports, the Tamil Nadu government has initiated disciplinary action against six police officials and suspended the Principal of the Ambedkar Law College.

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest over the issue on Thursday. (ANI)

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