Shocking! Petrol bombs, alcohol bottles seized from hostels at BHU


At least eight petrol bombs, dozens of iron rods, sticks, bricks, empty alcohol bottles and cigarette packets were today recovered from different hostels of Banaras Hindu University following a search conducted after Wednesday night’s violence at the campus, police said.

Police along with the BHU administration conducted searches at Acharya Narendra Dev, Birla and other hostels and sealed half-a-dozen rooms of Acharya Narendra Dev hostel.

An investigation has also been launched to find how and why these bombs were kept and also their purpose.

Meanwhile, BHU administration suspended 26 students for their alleged involvement in connection with Wednesday’s violence and arson in the varsity campus and also formed a committee to probe and submit its report within a fortnight.

The petrol bombs were made in empty wine-beer bottles in which petrol was filled, police said.

An FIR has been registered against 175 students, including 25 identified and 150 unidentified students, at the Lanka police station following this incident.

FIR has been also been registered against five junior doctors and four ward boys under various sections of IPC.

The junior doctors of Trauma centre, who have been on strike since yesterday, called it off this evening even though medical services at Trauma centre and Sir Sunder Lal Hospital of BHU are in operation with senior doctors handling the patients.

District Magistrate Vijay Kiran Anand and SSP Akash Kulhary have ordered for opening of a new police outpost inside the trauma centre on the demand of doctors, who wanted security for themselves, complaining that scuffle breaks out quite often between the students and doctors.

A large number of police force and PAC personnel have been deployed in the BHU campus to prevent any fresh clashes between doctors and students.

The two injured students, who were admitted in the hospital following the violence have now been discharged and their health condition was normal.

Violence erupted in BHU on Wednesday, with students resorting to arson and vandalism in the campus, after resident doctors and other staff at the trauma centre allegedly thrashed some students injuring six students.