Four students of Amity University were booked for allegedly beating up two students following a fight over parking on August 28, 2019, police said.BackgroundThe students who were allegedly beaten up were identified as Harsh Yadav and Madhav Chaudhary, both pursuing their BA Political Science at the university.“It was around 2.30pm. I was in my i20 car and was looking to park it while a girl in her Ford Endeavour came that way. She parked her SUV in the middle of the road and when I asked her to move, she started arguing with me. I parked my vehicle elsewhere and then when I confronted her again, she started abusing and threatening me after which the argument escalated,” Harsh said as per the report published by Hindustan Times.He said he and his friend then went to attend classes, but after a while, four to five male friends of the girl came and started abusing and assaulting them. The victims alleged that the suspects later assaulted them outside the campus as well, after which they approached the police.“We recognised them — they were students enrolled in a different course. Our whole class witnessed the incident. They even tried to hit us with furniture,” Harsh said.Legal ImplicationOn a complaint filed by Harsh and Madhav, an FIR has been registered against four students under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 147 (rioting), 504 (criminal intimidation) and 506 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
ReactionFollowing the August 28 incident, the furious students of the Amity University are protesting to demand justice for the two students who were brutally beaten up not just in the campus but inside the classroom in front of the faculty member.Meanwhile, Amity authorities have said the students have not filed any complaint with the institution directly. “We found out about the incident from different sources. However, a proctorial committee will be formed and the matter will be investigated thoroughly,” a university spokesperson said.Past RecordThis is not the first time that Amity University came into limelight for the wrong reasons, earlier in 2017, five Amity students were booked for beating a first-year Hotel Management student in the basement parking of the campus. In another case, in October last year, two Amity University guards were arrested for allegedly selling cannabis to the students.All these incidents occurred within or near the campus, despite stringent security - 24-hour guards and patrolling gypsys (as claimed on the university’s website) in the campus for which the university charges hefty fees from its students.Whosoever is guilty for the unfortunate incident, the university is surely at fault for failing to provide adequate security to its students inside the campus.Read below the message that is going viral amongst the Amity students to seek justice for the two victims.