Four college students held for clash at railway station

For a short time, due to police action following incidents of suicides and injuries in attacks, college student gangs had been laying low and not fighting over the ‘route thala’ tag in suburban trains and bus routes.
Four college students held for clash at railway station
Triplicane DC Pakalavan speaks to Presidency College students

But now, the fight has resumed again, as at least two different incidents of clashes were reported in the city and Tiruvallur district.

The Korukkupet railway police have arrested four college students in connection with a clash reported at Athipattu railway station near Minjur on Tuesday.

The arrested were identified as S Vignesh (19) from Gummidipoondi, V Dileep (20) from Ponneri, S Ajith (20) from Gummidipoondi, and M Raj (18). Police said that they were all students of Pachaiyappa’s College.

They attacked students of another college at Athipattu police station. The victims, some of whom suffered injuries, managed to flee the spot, while the suspects were secured by people and handed over to the station master.

Korukkupet railway police registered a case about the incident and further investigation is on.

Similarly, on Monday, students of Presidency College and Pachaiyappa’s College hurled stones from moving trains. Police said that students of Presidency from Arakkonam boarded the Tirupati-bound train from Chennai Central while students of Pachaiyappa’s boarded the Tiruvallur-bound suburban train.

When the Tirupati-bound train started from Perambur, students pulled the train to halt and hurled stones at the suburban train. Students in the suburban train too retaliated by hurling stones back at them.

Railway police, RPF personnel and law and order police rushed to the spot and secured 15 students. On Wednesday, 11 students were arrested.

Meanwhile, the Triplicane Dy Commissioner Pakalavan and Kilpauk Dy Commissioner Karthikeyan met with students of Presidency College and Pachaiyappa’s College respectively, and advised them to focus on academics and not indulge in illegal activities.

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