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Law college students clash; one critical

A scene of violence on the college campus on Wednesday. —

A scene of violence on the college campus on Wednesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: Special Arrangement

S. Vijay Kumar

CHENNAI: Four students were injured, one of them seriously, when two groups of students clashed on the Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College campus here on Wednesday.

According to police sources, a group armed with deadly weapons, including iron rods and clubs, attacked some students at the main gate in full public view. Police entered the campus after obtaining a complaint from the college Principal. An altercation over printing of a pamphlet to mark the Thevar Jayanthi celebrations on October 30 led to the clash. When some students were coming out of the college after writing the semester examinations at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the attack started. For about half an hour, armed youths went on the rampage.

Even as a large number of police personnel were watching from a distance, the students attacked one another. The four third year students were taken to city Government hospitals.

The condition of Arumugham, who suffered a head injury, was said to be critical. He is on life-support system, say doctors. Three students have been arrested.

ADGP (Law and Order) T. Rajendran said a State-wide alert was issued following the incident.

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