BPUT Students agitation turns violent

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 25: Large number of students of Biju Patnaik University of Technology on Tuesday resorted to violence during a demonstration near residence of secretary of Technical Education Sanjay Singh at Forest Park in Capital city.

The BPUT students were demanding postponement of their semester 
examination scheduled to be held in October last week. The students alleged that the authorities earlier used to conduct the semester examination in November while it has been preponed to October this year.

Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) students allegedly ransacked the gate, name plate outside Singh's residence after a protest here on Tuesday evening. Keeping in view the violence, police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitating students from the spot.

One student was reportedly injured after police used baton to disperse the agitating students after they went berserk during their protest. The injured students were admitted later to Capital Hospital for treatment.

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