Osmania University witnessed tension on Thursday, as the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists beat a student for not participating in the bandh call given by Telangana Unemployed Youth JAC opposing the government’s move to regularize contract workers.
As per the victim, K Ravi who is the student of Department of Telugu, the ABVP activists beat him up even though he had told them that he was not opposed to the bandh, but he was going out as he had some urgent work. He also said that the ABVP activists attacked him and also used foul language. When the news spread, other student organizations retaliated and some hostel rooms were set on fire late on Wednesday night. N Sarath said, “My Ph D thesis, certificates including money and gold that I had saved for my sister’s wedding were burnt to ashes by the ABVP activists”.
Students alleged that the ABVP activists bore grudge against Sarath for contesting against BJP leader G Kishan Reddy on MIM ticket. They also said that the activists poured petrol in the room of Sarath and set it on fire.