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Clashes after midnight at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University, students blame police

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Hours after clashes at the Jadavpur University over the alleged molestation of a student, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty has claimed that there were some outsiders in the group of students who protested. His claims came after students alleged that policemen and teachers and staff, who are TMC supporters, beat up the protesters.

“We were having an internal committee meeting when the students turned violent. Most of the faces were not familiar. Some teachers say they are outsiders, they turned violent,” Chakraborty said.

Thirty-five students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university on the case was unfair.

The police resorted to lathicharge to break the protests. More than 30 students have been injuredafter the clashes.

“We demand that the police release all those students who are arrested as they are innocent. We also demand that after such an incident, the Vice Chancellor must resign,” a student said.

The protests came after a woman student was allegedly dragged to the men’s hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten men after a college fest. The incident happened in August and was reported in the first week of September.

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