In an incident that was caught on camera, a security guard from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) was assaulted, allegedly by a physics professor after the two men got into a fight over parking space.
According to media reports, the professor, identified as Venkateshwar Rao, had asked his son to park his car inside the campus, in front of a building.
On noticing this, the security guard, identified as Kashi Ram, asked the professor's son to move the car and park the vehicle in the designated parking area.
This reportedly enraged the professor, who dragged the security guard to the principal's office and began assaulting him, despite the latter's plea that he was just following instructions from the university management.
The incident came to light after CCTV footage of the assault emerged and started doing the rounds in the social media on Sunday.
In the video, the professor, in a red shirt, can be seen lunging for the guardâ€™s throat, before catching his collar and pushing him to the wall inside an office room. Even as others tried to intervene and thwart the assault, the professor can be seen repeatedly trying to slap the guard.
At one point, he even takes off his footwear, ready to thrash the guard. All this while the guard can be seen standing with folded arms. Even as an employee of the office stands in front of the guard to prevent him from being beaten, the professor is seen repeatedly attempting to land slaps and punches on the victim.
The video ends with the guard touching the feet of someone, presumably the professorâ€™s son.
"He along with his wife abused me and then they took me inside where he assaulted me and forced me to hold his feet and apologise." the security guard told TNIE.
The college administration is yet to release a formal statement on the issue. The KBHP police also said that no complaint was filed and no case was registered.
Watch the video below.