Violence erupts in OU campus
Violence broke out in the Osmania University campus Today morning over shifting the body of K Venugopal Reddy, a 23-year-old final-year MCA student who committed suicide by immolating himself apparently due to delay in formation of a separate Telangana state yesterday at the university.
The students planned to take out Venugopal’s body in a procession towards Gun Park near Andhra Pradesh state assembly from the Arts College premises.
The police stopped them from taking out any procession saying it may aggravate the situation in view of the bandh being already observed in the city in support of Telangana.
There were incidents of stone pelting by the students and the police lathi-charged them. Police burst teargas shells and fired rubber bullets and used water cannons to disperse them. At least 30 students and 15 policemen, including Kachiguda ACP, were injured.