On 11 December 2022, at Birsa Munda medical college located in the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, miscreants barged into the campus and attacked the students. The dispute started after a few boys started roaming inside the college campus at night with a car, passing vulgar comments on female students.
When stopped by the guards and other students, they tried running the car over them. Soon a scuffle broke out and as many as a hundred locals assembled inside the campus. Nine students from the college sustained severe injuries.
After high-voltage drama, the police registered an FIR in the wee hours. They have arrested four out of the 19 named accused in the FIR and have been looking for the absconding ones.
The information below has been gathered by Rashtra Jyoti through eye-witnesses.
On Sunday (11 December) around 8:30 in the evening, five-six people in a car entered the college premises. When stopped by the guards, they drove away. They were roaming around the girl’s hostel wing in the college.
They were playing loud music in the car and were also flashing disco lights. They were asked to stop by the male students living there. Instead of stopping they threatened them with dire consequences as it “was their region”.
Students got involved in a heated argument with them and a scuffle followed. Soon, four of the outsiders jumped off the campus wall and ran away. They left behind a 12-year-old boy.
A few hours later, they returned with hundreds of people. They were well-equipped with chains, baseball bats, hockey sticks and other weapons. They started attacking the college students.
In the middle of this sudden attack, nine medical students including two females sustained severe wounds and were immediately admitted to the medical college.
The attackers left their car in the college and ran away. They had drinks and empty bottles in their car.
A video from the night of the incident shows people fighting at the campus in the night.
The medical college Dean Milind Shiralkar while interacting with the media said that the attackers tried to run their car over medical students during the attack. In this, a student sustained a severe leg injury. The attackers misbehaved with him also.
After this, they called the police and all of them left the campus.
Shiralkar revealed the names of the injured students to the media as Mahesh Bakodiya (22) who is admitted to the ICU, Anuj Tomar (22), Yug Dwivedi (23), Aditya Singh (20), Vijay Mandaloi (21), Josita Thorat (21), Siddharth Sharma (21), Navank Rai (21), Pallavi Bisen (22) and Prateek Dev (22) were admitted to the private wards.
The medical college also released a press note relating to the incident dated 12 December. It mentions the same details as above.
Rashtra Jyoti accessed the First Information Report (number—605/2022) registered at the Sohagpu police station in Shahdol on 12 December 2022.
The complainant Abhishek Gupta, who works as a security guard at the medical college and lives near kela godam at the Kudri Road area, told the police that a white-coloured car entered the college premise crashing the barricades. When they were stopped at the entry gate, the boys said they will call 500 people at the college and can even get him killed.
Abhishek mentioned Naved Khan as he knows him and his friends.
The Superintendent of Police Kumar Prateek told the media that four different police teams are on the lookout for the culprits and they will soon nab them all.
The arrested accused have been identified as Ayaz Khan (32), Shakib Ahmad (23), Sandeep Mishra (37), Mrigendra Singh, Saif Khan and others.
The Sohagpur police station in-charge Anil Patel told Rashtra Jyoti that on the complaint of a medical student Navank Singh, they registered another FIR (number—606/2022) in this case. The complainant mentioned the names of 19 accused.
The mentioned accused include Raees Ahmad, Nafees Khan, Tauheed Khan, Naushad Khan, Yousuf, a bus conductor, and others.
All of the accused have been booked under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (armed with deadly weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly), 294 (reciting obscene songs), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 307 (attempt to murder) and section 184 of the motor vehicle act.
The accused mentioned in the complaint, Nafees Khan, is the son of a well-known bus service provider in Madhya Pradesh. After the incident, the police teams issued notices to the family regarding the seizure of their property on failing to present before them.
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