Some 100 agitating students of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College of Agriculture Engineering and Technology,Etawah,damaged the window glasses and furniture of the universitys academic building on Monday afternoon. They shouted slogans and pelted the college building with stones for almost four hours before the police dispersed them.
The students were protesting against the college administration for not releasing their caution money,which,they said,they wanted for the treatment of a student who died of blood cancer in Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences,Lucknow,on Sunday.
The deceased student,named Luv Joshi,21,was a second year student of B Tech (Agricultural Engineering) at the college. He was admitted at SGPGI hospital since April 24. Following Joshis admission,many students had asked the college administration to release their caution money collectively so they could help Joshi.
While the college administration itself did not give any monetary help to Joshi,they also did not release our caution money for more than 15 days. The money could have provided better treatment to Joshi, said a classmate of Joshi.
However,Joshis uncle Girish Chandra said the money was not a hindrance in Joshis treatment. He said the boy was very weak and suffering from fever. The doctors were waiting for him to get normal to start chemotherapy treatment,he added.
Officiating college administration head Devendra Kumar Chaturvedi said he sent the letter for release of Rs 4.63 lakh of students caution money for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor of Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology,Kanpur today. Chaturvedi said the college administration was identifying the students involved in hooliganism to initiate disciplinary action against them.