New Delhi, Feb 3: An annual function at the prestigious Delhi University's Deshbandhu College in South Delhi, turned tragic on Tuesday, Feb 2, when a vertical light stand came crashing down at the students, during a live performance.
The horrific incident was caught on camera, when some students were walking the ramp, during a fashion show at college's 'Sabrang 2016' annual fest.
Students from Sri Aurobindo College, another DU college, were performing when the technical glitch marred the festivities.
There are reports of injuries on some students. A 22-year-old male student was admitted to Fortis hospital, where his condition is said to be stable and out of danger.
The victim, Utkarsh Dahiya, a BCom Programme student of Aurobindo college, was among those participating in a fashion show at the host college's annual fest 'Sabrang', when the incident occurred.
An FIR has been registered in connection with the incident. A 40-second video capturing the incident has gone viral.
"A case has been registered and the organisers are being questioned," said DCP (South-East) MS Randhawa.
According to Utkarsh's family, he has suffered serious nose injuries and is in the ICU at a private hospital in Noida.
"As soon as the accident took place, Utkarsh was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Noida. He has suffered injuries to his nose bone and is in ICU at the moment," his uncle Sahdev Singh told a news agency.
Meanwhile, the college authorities have claimed they did not arrange for the logistics for the programme and are looking into the matter.
"We had rushed the student to the hospital and informed police about the accident. We are also trying to find out how the accident took place. The college has no role in making logistical arrangements for the fest. We outsource the work for light and stage setup," Deshbandhu Principal Ajay Kumar Arora said.
Watch the bone-chilling video here: