Over dozen teachers attacked in Lucknow University, varsity closed
(Sourced from PTI)
Lucknow University was today closed till further orders after over a dozen teachers including the Proctor were attacked inside the campus by outsiders claiming themselves to be Samajwadi Party workers, varsity officials said. "Over a dozen teachers were injured in the incident. I might have also been attacked by them but my colleagues saved me, and I reached my office," VC SP Singh said.
"There were 25-30 anti-social elements involved in the attack," Singh said. "The University has been closed sine die and counseling going on for admission has also been stopped. We're going to lodge an FIR in this connection against those we identify," VC said. "Three persons have been arrested in this connection. We are awaiting complaint by the university administration", Trans-Gomti SP Harendra Kumar said.
University officials told police that an agitation was on at the campus for the past two or three days over demands related to admission. Some of the protesters allegedly attacked the teachers.