LPU students protest: Hosteler held for alleged extortion case.
Students of Lovely Professional University took to road on Sunday midnight after a team of police officials reached the hostel premises and dragged a student from his room in alleged extortion case. The police reportedly hit the student on his head with a rod after which hostelers indulged in arson.
The students started protesting as a police team reached the campus near Phagwara to recover a mobile phone from the hosteller’s room.
Students rushed to the main campus and others blocked National Highway-1. Vehicular traffic was stopped on the highway as the students threw flower pots, bricks and other stuff to hold strike. The police reportedly fired in the air to disperse the students, after which the situation aggravated. Meanwhile some students who were protesting on the highway were hit by a speeding car and three got injured.The students demanded from the police officials to explain that how many students got arrested from the hostel and they will stop the protest. Seven students have been admitted in Johal Hospital Jalandhar while three were in a critical condition.
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