EFLU Students Detained After Protest Over Alleged Sexual Assault

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Hyderabad: Several English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) students were detained by police on Thursday night after a protest erupted over an alleged sexual assault on a woman student on the campus.

The protest began after a postgraduate student was found unconscious near the old health center on the campus at 10 pm on Wednesday. The student was allegedly sexually assaulted by two persons, and a complaint has been lodged with the police.

On Thursday, students gathered at the university’s administrative building to demand action against the accused and to protest the lack of safety on campus. As police entered the campus to detain the protesters, a scuffle ensued. However, the students were later released.

Students alleged that the EFLU Vice Chancellor called a massive police force onto the campus and that the police threatened, manhandled, and dragged several students into police vans. They also said that the administration had not given any update on the sexual assault case.

The students have decided to hold a general body meeting on Friday evening to discuss further course of action. They have also decided to spread videos and messages online tagging the Ministry of Education, UGC, and other authorities.

The police are currently investigating the sexual assault case.

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