Student of Utkal University injured in pre-poll violence

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Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the students’ union elections, an aspirant candidate of Utkal University here was injured in an alleged pre-poll violence on Wednesday.

According to reports, Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra was thrashed by a group of students and non-students. He was admitted to Capital Hospital in a critical condition.

The victim has lodged a complaint in this regard with Sahid Nagar police.

Four days ago, a Plus III second year student of Rajdhani College here was attacked by some non-students and warned against contesting the election. He was later hospitalised.