Two Madras University students have been suspended after they allegedly assaulted the head of their department in his chamber or refusing to allow re-evaluation of answer sheets on Thursday .
After initial investigation, police said Ranjith Kumar and Jeevanandam from the department of legal studies hit David Ambrose with a chair and that he was being treated for a broken nose at the government general hospital.
Some students, who have been protesting over the issue since Wednesday , however, denied to the Times of India that the two beat up the HOD. â€œRanjith and Jeeva were with us during the protest. They could not have gone to the HOD's chamber on Thursday evening as claimed by the registrar,â€œ said a student, requesting anonymity .
The students tell a different story. â€œAmbrose has a history of abusing students of a certain community. He has a case pending against him for targeting and failing four students,â€œ said a student.
â€œSome of us were attacked by goons brought by Ambrose. We demanded that he be suspended in front of the Registrar's room. When our demand was not heeded we decided to continue the protest,â€œ said a student.