At least four Kashmiri students have been allegedly beaten at a private university in Rajasthan over rumours that they cooked beef in their hostel room.
According to NDTV, the incident allegedly took place on Monday at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh, about five hours from state capital Jaipur.
Quoting Chittorgarh SP Prasanna Khamesara, Indian Express reported that the incident occurred due to a misunderstanding and the situation had been brought under control before it could escalate.
Khamesara said, “Some mischief mongers spread rumours that the students were cooking beef. But prima facie it didn’t look like beef. We have sent it for forensic testing just to be sure.”
Kashmir Reader website quoted students as saying, “They (attackers) also abused us and threatened us of dire consequences. We somehow hid ourselves in a room and saved ourselves from the unruly mob.”