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NSUI members attack ABVP office, five arrested

Protest after Vemula's death

Bengaluru : Against the backdrop of the alleged suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University, members of Congress student wing, National Students Union of India today allegedly threw stones at an ABVP office here and reportedly assaulted one of its office-bearers.

“We have arrested five members of the NSUI. They had assembled at the ABVP office and raised slogans. One of them pelted stones at the ABVP office breaking the windowpanes. They have been booked under charges of criminal trespass,” DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil told reporters here.

The incident took place when Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) State Secretary Basavesh Khore was allegedly assaulted by the NSUI members, after he asked them not to protest in front of the building, Patil said.

NSUI members had gathered in front of the ABVP office to protest against one of the ABVP activist’s comments allegedly calling Vemula, a terrorist during a debate on television last evening, police said.

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