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Dravidian VC office attacked
March 17: Tension prevailed on the premises of the Dravidian University at Kuppam, about 130 km from here on Thursday, when a 200 strong mob, mostly outsiders, barged into the campus and stormed the office of the vice-chancellor, ransacking the furniture, worth about Rs 3 lakh. The mob attack was said to have been engineered by some teaching and non-teaching faculty of the varsity who have a grouse against the vice-chancellor, Prof Kadapa Ramanaiah. The VC office staff said that the mob had only about 50 students of the varsity. The mob raised slogans against the vice-chancellor, holding him responsible for the irregularities in awarding PhDs and admissions of the new batch of students for research studies. They started lifting chairs, tearing sofas and pelting stones at the glass doors. With the arrival of police, the mob dispersed. Police held discussions with the vice-chancellor till evening. Though the official was reluctant to lodge a complaint, Prof Ramanaiah relented by evening. Kuppam police who registered a case said that they had identified some persons involved in the attack and they would be arrested at any time.
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