Aligarh: Five students were injured in a clash between two rival groups at the Aligarh Muslim University here, police said on Thursday.
   
Violence broke out last night when about a dozen youths, armed with sticks and country-made firearms, allegedly broke into a hostel building on the University campus and went on a rampage following a minor altercation with a rival student group.
   
For nearly half-an-hour, pandemonium prevailed in the hostel compound as several shots were also fired, police said, adding that five students were injured in the melee.
   
According to police, Rs 3 lakh, which was part of a students' welfare fund meant for a function, was also looted.
   
A complaint has been lodged at Civil Lines police station here against 17 youths in connection with the violence.
   
"The violence appears to be a planned attempt by vested interests and miscreants to disrupt the ongoing examination and admission tests of the University. Stern action will be taken against anyone found guilty," a spokesperson of AMU said.

(Agencies)

 

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