Sambalpur: Tension ran high at Sambalpur University campus after an MPhil student sustained grievous injuries after he was attacked by a lecturer with a liquor bottle Tuesday morning.
A complaint in this regard has been lodged against the lecturer at Burla police station here. Irate students staged sit-in, demanding action against the lecturer.
As per the complaint, the lecturer of Political Science department had asked an MPhil student, Biswaranjan Jena to bring liquor and drink with him.
However, when the student refused, the lecturer allegedly misbehaved with him, leading to a scuffle between the two. In a fit of rage, the lecturer took a liquor bottle and hit on Jena’s head, leaving him injured.
Fellow student rescued him with severe injuries on his head and rushed him to Burla-based VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).
“The lecturer always misbehaves with students. He has political links. Today, he beat Jena when the latter refused to follow his instruction,” said a student of the university.
On the other hand, the lecturer has refuted the charges and made counter allegations that three students came to his chamber, abused him using filthy languages and thrashed him.
A probe into the incident is on, police said.