The Telegraph
Thursday , January 16 , 2014
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Students assault principal

Krishnagar, Jan. 15: The principal of a Nadia college was allegedly beaten up with stumps and rods in his chamber by a group of SFI activists on the last day of filing union election nominations today.

Aloke Kumar Das, the principal of Bethuadahari College and member of a Trinamul-backed professors’ association, has been admitted to hospital with chest and shoulder injuries.

Das said the attack was unprovoked. SFI activists, however, said some students owing allegiance to the union had entered his chamber to protest “discrepancies” in the voters’ list and an attack on them by suspected Trinamul Chhatra Parishad members a few days ago.

The Trinamul union had won the college polls last time.

“A group of seven or eight SFI members, all second and third-year BA students, barged into my room around 3.30pm. They abused me and told me to come out with them. I asked them about their grievances but they started dragging me out. When I resisted, I was hit with stumps and rods,” Das said from his hospital bed.

The principal was rescued by some students and non-teaching staff, who took him to the hospital.

Das has lodged an FIR naming four students.

The SFI’s Nadia secretary, Jahangir Biswas, said: “SFI members did not assault him.”