Mob including lecturer and chairperson assaults college principal in Khurda

Khurda: In a shocking incident, a mob including a college lecturer and chairperson of Haldia Degree College in Khurda reportedly barged into the office of the college principal and assaulted him.

As mentioned by Umakant Patra, the Principal, in his FIR copy, a mob including college management committee chairman Ranjan Kumar Bhanja, History Department Lecturer Vijay Kumar Bhanj Deo along with some local residents namely Rabi Narayan Bhanja Samanta, Pradipta Kumar Bhanja, Bhabani Prasad Patnaik and Srikant Kumar Bhanja entered his chamber at around 8.30 AM today and asked him to leave the college campus for some unknown reaons.

However, as the Principal did not agree with them, they assaulted him by thrashing and slapping. Even the history lecturer dragged him and pushed him out of his room in the presence of the peon and watchman of the institute.

Though the assailants fled from the scene soon after attacking Umakant Patra, their entire action was captured on CCTV cameras installed inside the principal’s chamber, based on which the Industrial police has started an investigation into the matter.

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