Several heated messages exchanged on WhatsApp led to a brawl between two engineering students in Hyderabad on Saturday, which left one student severely injured.
Bhuvaneshwar Goud, studying his first year Civil Engineering at the Narsimha Reddy Engineering college in Maisammaguda was allegedly attacked and stabbed with a knife by another student from the college, along with his five friends, who were reported to be outsiders.
The police said that the fight may have broken out over a girl. The injured student is being treated at the Mallareddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in the city.
The accused, has been identified as Rohith, and sent a threat to Goud which read, "Come to college tomorrow," a day before the attack. Goud's friend, identified as Vaibhav, also sustained injuries in the attack, but is stable now.
Speaking to media persons, Bhuvaneshwar's father, Jagadeeshwar, said, "His friends have admitted him in the hospital and informed us. It seems that the attack was pre-planned. We have lodged a complaint with the police, and they are investigating the incident."
He also claimed that the college did not take any responsibility for the incident. However, the college authorities stated that they couldn't assure security to things which take place outside their campus.
Petbasheerabad ACP Srinivas Rao told TV9 that the victim was still recovering and not able to assist in the investigation of the incident. He added that a special team had been formed, and it had launched its operation to trace down Rohith and his friends who were involved in the assault.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, S Ravi Chandra, inspector of Petbasheerabad, said, “Police teams are working to trace him. Bhuvaneshwar is recovering slowly and is out of danger. Once he recovers, he may reveal more details."