Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Banki Autonomous College today when a scuffle broke out between two groups of students at the college premises.
Sources said a heated argument was exchanged between the two groups of students for some unknown reasons. The situation later turned violent and went out of control when the two groups attacked each other. Resulting this, more than seven students from both the groups sustained injuries and were later admitted to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, some angry students of the groups staged road blockage in front of the college by burning tyres. Though the reason of the group clash is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that it is the recurrence of a group clash that had occurred between two student groups in the college a year back. The college authorities had declared sine die for a few days.
On the other hand, police forces have been deployed at the college premises to avoid any untoward incidents further. In view of the tense situation, the college authorities declared sine die for an indefinite period and directed students to vacate the hostels immediately.However, no reaction from the college authorities could be obtained in this regard.