Clash erupts between students’ groups in Balasore College, 2 hurt


Balasore: Tension erupted at Karmada Surendranath College in Balasore district after clash broke out between two groups of students over inauguration of a newly-constructed building on the college premises on Wednesday.

Two students were reportedly injured in the clash. Following the incident, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das, who was supposed to inaugurate the building, returned without inaugurating the building.

According to sources, the college building was constructed with the financial aids given by former union minister Srikant Jena. When Minister Das arrived for the inauguration of the building, it did not go down well with a section of students. Soon two groups of students entered into a commotion over the issue which subsequently turned into a violent clash.

Although police were present there, two college students sustained injuries in the clash. The minister was forced to leave the place in view of the tense situation. The college principal and lecturers turned mute spectators.

Later, more police forces were called in who held discussion with the irate students and brought the situation under control.

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