Mrunal Manmay Dash

Tension gripped the Utkal University campus on Friday evening after 8-10 unidentified miscreants carrying swords went on a rampage threatening students with life.

Protesting the incident, students staged a sit-in in front of the main gate of the varsity demanding immediate action against the culprits.

As per reports, a number of non-student miscreants arrived near the office of the Vice Chancellor (VC) inside the varsity campus and threatened the students by pointing swords. When the students ran for their lives, the miscreants damaged several vehicles parked near the VC office.

The students alleged that the goons were sent by a Corporator whose son passed lewd comments to some girls in the campus this morning.

A protesting student said, "We reprimanded the son of the VSS Nagar Corporator in the morning who passed lewd comments to some girl students. Infuriated by the act, the Corporator sent her goons to threaten us."

"If the authorities do not take any concrete steps to the unauthorised entry of non-students inside the campus and do not punish the miscreants then the lives of the students will be in danger," he said.

A complaint has been lodged with Saheed Nagar Police station by the students after which IIC, Himanshu Swain reached the spot and pacified the enraged students.

"We have received a written complaint from the students regarding the attack. We are conducting a probe and will find the miscreants soon," said Swain.