Patna, Aug 18: After BJP supporters attacked social activist Swami Agnivesh in New Delhi, a Professor was thrashed by a mob allegedly for sharing an FB post critical of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Sanjay Kumar, Sociology Professor at the Mahatma Gandhi Central University, was attacked by the mob.
'Some elements have been targeting me for speaking against the VC and this was another excuse,' Sanjay Kumar was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.
The Motihari Central University Teachers Association has issued a strong statement condemning the incident. The Association's statement says the beating and setting on fire was a pre-planned conspiracy and pointing an accusing finger at the Vice Chancellor of the University.
Mahatma Gandhi Central University is in news for the hunger strike by the faculty members demanding the removal of Vice-Chancellor Dr. Arvind Kumar Agrawal
The faculty had alleged that VC Dr. Arvind Kumar Agrawal is harassing and threatening to implicate them under false charges.