Group clash at Utkal University: Seven arrested, forwarded court

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police have arrested seven persons in connection with Friday night’s campus violence at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar and forwarded all of them to court.

Tension ran high at varsity campus Vani Vihar after some unidentified miscreants made a murderous attack on two students in front of the central canteen. The injured students were admitted to hospital in a serious condition.

Irate students also torched three bikes and damaged eight others after clashes between students on Friday night.

The cops since sounded high alert in the campus sensing more trouble. A platoon of police force was deployed and security arrangements were tightened inside the campus.

Police commissioner R.P. Sharma said the police are talking to varsity officials and peace will be restored in the campus soon.