Ranchi : Security was beefed up Monday for all three universities in Jharkhand and colleges affiliated with them after some students beat up a college principal ahead of student’s union elections taking place after a gap of 26 years.
Kiran Chaudhary, principal of the Godda Mahila College of Godda district, around 450 km from Ranchi, was thrashed by a group of students from the Jharkhand Chhatra Vikas Morcha (JCVM) Sunday evening after the college administration cancelled poll nominations of nine female members of the organisation.
Chaudhary, who sustained minor injuries, said the violence was unwarranted and carried out under influence of “some one” though she did not name anyone.
After the incident, the Ranchi district administration Monday beefed up security of the Ranchi University and colleges. Commandos of the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) were keeping close vigil on students.
Campaigning for the election began Monday in Ranchi University, Vinobha Bhawe University and Siddo and Kahho University and 92 colleges including two technical institutes. More than 40 colleges are not participating in the election.
The voting for college-level polls will take place Oct 8, and elected representatives will vote Nov 10 for the university-level body.