A group of youths from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in a private college in a Haryana town, have alleged they were thrashed by some of their peers, an incident termed as minor by the authorities who promised all security to them.

Studying in an engineering college in Panchkula, they said they were attacked last Sunday by some students from the same college who also called them “anti-nationals”.

They told reporters that some of them were injured in the attack by their college-mates who, they alleged, had been harassing them for quite sometime over their origin.

When contacted, DCP (Rural) Ambala Naznin Bhasin said the police were looking into the matter.

“We are verifying details (of the incident of attack),” she said.

The college management termed the incident as a minor one and said the matter had been amicably resolved. “Two groups of students having grudge against each other were involved in the incident. With the intervention of the college management, the matter was amicably resolved,” college chairman S. K. Gupta said.

No police complaint was lodged, said the Chairman