Masked goons attack students, teachers on JNU campus, several injured
New Delhi: A masked mob on Sunday entered the Sabarmati Hostel on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus and assaulted several students and professors with sticks and rods.
“I have been brutally attacked by goons wearing masks. I am bleeding. I was brutally beaten up,” JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Aishe Ghosh told reporters.
She has been admitted to the AIIMS here for treatment.
Several other students were also injured in the incident.
In a video of the incident, a group of goons with their faces covered can be seen assaulting students with wooden sticks and rods.
A tweet from the official handle of the JNUSU said, “Sabarmati Hostel: right now. They are beating the students who are inside. Knocking on doors with rods. People are jumping from balconies. #SOSJNU #EmergencyinJNU.”
“Professors who were trying to protect us have been beaten up. These are unknown ABVP goons, not all are students, they have covered their faces, and they are moving towards the hotels near the West Gate. Stay alert. Make human chains. Protect each other. #SOSJNU #EmergencyinJNU,” another tweet added.
Meanwhile, the ABVP’s JNU unit claimed in a tweet: “Emergency in JNU. Leftist goons of JNU accompained with their cadre from other universities have crossed every limit. They have proceeded with unimaginable violence on ABVP activists of JNU.”