Varanasi: In a recent incident reported in the area, a clash erupted between resident doctors and hostellers in the BHU campus allegedly over non-allotment of bed to a patient, the police confirmed adding that at least six students were injured during the clash.
The incident took place late on the night of 24th September, after students of some hostels in the varsity joined the patient’s family members who were engaged in a scuffle with the resident doctors.
Soon after, the hostellers and the resident doctors stone pelted at each other and indulged in arson in the campus, they said.
The family members of the patient were demanding allotment of bed at Sir Sunderlal Hospital of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), but when a resident doctor expressed unwillingness in meeting the demand on an immediate basis, an argument broke out between them, police said.
The argument took a violent turn after the resident doctors and hostellers indulged in arson in the campus, stone-pelting, hurled petrol bombs and attacked and injured each other.
Some “anti-social” elements also set afire two motorcycles and a police picket in the campus, police said, adding that the clashing groups damaged public property and vandalised an ATM cubicle.
At least six students were injured in the incident who received treatment at the trauma centre, they said.
Senior police officials including SP (City) Dinesh Kumar Singh rushed to the spot along with several policemen and used “mild force” to bring the situation under control in the early hours Tuesday.
District Magistrate Surendra Singh and SSP Anand Kulkarni rushed to the BHU this morning and held a flag march in the campus and also held talks with the university administration.
A probe has been launched into the incident and a person detained in this connection, police further informed to the news agency.