Law students attack cops, four injured

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Chennai, Oct 10 (UNI) Four policemen, including an assistant commissioner, were injured when they were attacked by students of Dr Ambedkar Government Law College at Purasawalkam in the city, late last night.

Police said, the students were allegedly in an inebriated condition when the incident took place after they created a ruckus in a hotel.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Central) P Balasubramanian said the policemen were attacked when they picked up two students for clashing with the hotel staff, who denied them food in odd hours, citing that the hotel was closed.

Protesting against this, the students attacked Inspector Kanakaraj, head constable Chandran and constable Lakshmanan, who were on night patrol.

The news spread like wildfire and more students from the college hostel joined them. Assistant Commissioner of Police C Rajamani, who came to the spot around midnight, tried to pacify the students and in the melee, he was also attacked by a group of students.

Students from inside the Law College hostel indulged in stone pelting. They also damaged a police booth, two police vehicles and a two-wheeler.

No arrests have been made so far, police sources told UNI.

While Rajamani, Kanakaraj and Chandran were admitted to the Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Lakshmanan was treated as out-patient.


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