Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Tension prevailed in Sambalpur University campus after some students ransacked the administrative building of the varsity Tuesday demanding online examination of the third semester of the plus three courses of the university.
The situation turned so violent that the police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the agitating students. Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Sanjiv Mittal said, "At around 12 noon, we heard a high intensity sound, as if a bomb has exploded outside the administrative building.
"When we went outside to see what had happened, we saw that some youths were ransacking the administrative building. They wanted to meet the vice-chancellor. "When I talked to them, they handed me a memorandum and said that they wanted the examination to be held in online mode. I told them that we could discuss it in the office. But they refused to cooperate and continued ransacking.
"Subsequently, we informed the police. When police chased them away, they went on vandalising whatever came on their way while escaping. We have also lodged a complaint with the police in this regard," the VC said. The irate students broke air coolers, table, chairs, reception desk, and window glasses besides many other things of the administrative building.