The Allahabad University (AU) was besieged with tensions following the death of a student after drinking water on campus. The incident happened two days ago, when a student died after consuming water from a water cooler near the Students’ Union building of the university.
After hundreds of students went on the rampage, additional forces have been deployed on campus. The students staged a violent protest on Wednesday, damaging properties and even misbehaving with some female teachers. Among the demands of the students were the registration of an FIR against the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, DSW and proctor; they also sought the resignations of these office-bearers and compensation for the family of the deceased.
Police have assured that they will register a complaint on the basis of the application. However, Jaya Kapoor, AU Public Relations Office, denied all the charges and said there was no negligence on the part of the university in the sequence of events and that an ambulance was dispatched immediately after information was received that Ashutosh Dubey had collapsed after drinking water.