WB students beat up principal,teacher,TMC denies role

The principal later submitted his resignation

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:January 6, 2012 1:55 am

The officiating principal and a professor of Raiganj University College in North Dinajpur were on Thursday beaten up with cricket stumps and iron rods allegedly by a students’ group backed by the Trinamool Congress.

Both the principal and the professor received injuries on their heads and have been admitted to a hospital,said a senior official of the government college. The principal later submitted his resignation. The incident is believed to be a fallout of a clash on Wednesday between two groups of students belonging to the Congress and the TMC.

According to the police,a group of students backed by the TMC forced their way into the chamber of officiating principal Dilip De Sarkar. Not finding him there,they went to the second floor where he was taking a class. They dragged him out and started beating him. When Prof Subrata Saha tried to save De Sarkar,he was also beaten up.

The two have lodged a complaint against TMC leaders with the Raiganj police. The college authorities have postponed the students’ union elections and declared the college to remain closed for an indefinite period.

The students’ elections are scheduled in the college for January 16.

Gautam Deb,Minister for North Bengal Development,said,“This is a very unfortunate incident. But we’ve come to know that the miscreants did not belong to the TMC. We have asked the police to investigate and arrest the guilty.”

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