A group of six men including a student leader reportedly assaulted a physical education instructor at Mount Carmel PU College over enquiry for PU admission form.
According to a Bangalore Mirror report, 52-year-old BV Harish Kumar was dragged outside the room and was beaten up in front of students, teachers and parents last Wednesday.
The accused have been identified as Jayander Shahi Rajput, Bengaluru district president of National Students' Union of India (NSUI), Yasin Khan, S Yogesh, Chandrashekar, VS Yogesh and Manish G Raja.
The incident occurred when Rajput visited the PU college in the pretext of enquiring for PU admission forms. When he asked Kumar, he was told to talk to other lecturers. When Kumar brushed off Rajput’s demand that he be treated with respect, Rajput called his associates who then reportedly assaulted Kumar.
"They slapped me and kept hitting me on the head, and also used foul language. I was beaten without a provocation. The entire incident was captured on CCTVs," Kumar was quoted as saying.
Kumar was then taken to the hospital and the six accused were immediately arrested, but later released on bail.
However, in his defense, Rajput told BM that he had been receiving complaints from students and parents that Kumar was demanding money for seats. "I went in the guise of a parent, asking about admission and was shocked to find out that the college was not giving students ample time to enrol. When I asked Kumar about it, he started abusing me."