Tension grips Utkal Univ after group clash

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevails to continue in Utkal University campus ‘Vani Vihar’ in Bhubaneswar after five students sustained injuries in a group clash near Gopabandhu Hostel late last night over an issue of taking admission into post-graduation courses.
Some irate students even torched three bikes and ransacked eight others, a police official said.

Following the incident, one platoon police force has been deployed and security arrangements have been tightened inside the campus today to avoid any untoward situation. All the entrances to the campus have been sealed and cops are conducting checks while the forces are holding flag march inside the campus, he added.

Meanwhile, the Students’ Union leaders gheraoed the vice-chancellor’s office demanding restriction on outsiders entering the varsity premises.