Two groups of students from different colleges got into a fight on an MTC bus plying on 100 ft. Road in Thirumangalam on Wednesday afternoon.

A few students as well as a woman passenger were injured in the melee.

According to police, the incident took place around 3 p.m., when 15-odd students of a private college on Poonamallee High Road were travelling on a bus (41D), after having boarded at Taylor’s Road. As the vehicle approached Thirumangalam, a group of five students, believed to be from a rival college, got in, and picked a fight with the other group. They began assaulting the others, and some of them, who were carrying small knives, inflicted cut wounds.

The larger group retaliated, and the bus turned into a virtual war zone, with panicked passengers trying to flee. Shankar, the driver, and Ilayaraja, the conductor, stopped the bus and alerted the police.

The smaller group fled before the police arrived, but some passers-by apprehended two of them.

Thirumangalam police said the injuries suffered were minor. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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