Fear and panic gripped Bangalore’s Reva University after a 22-year-old mechanical engineering student from Vadodara, who had been studying there, succumbed to stab injuries during a fight at a college festival. Approximately, 1000 students attended the function.
The deceased, identified as Bhaskar Harishbhai Jetty, was a final-year B Tech student and resident of Mathikere, near Yeshwantpur. He stayed with his relative Dasarath. Jetty’s classmate Sharath suffered minor injuries during the altercation. Jetty sustained two injuries, on the hand and chest. College employees and students rushed him to a private hospital. He died a few minutes after arrival.
Laxmi Prasad, the deputy commissioner of police (northeast), said two groups were involved in the brawl at around 9.30 pm. While the police said that three persons who allegedly attacked Jetty and Sharath with a knife had been identified, multiple teams are engaged to nab them.
According to one version, the fight began over touching each other. A media report claimed Jetty tried to rescue a friend and paid the price with his life.
Another version has it that Jetty’s friend was playing with a ball that fell on a girl. Apparently, those who accompanied the girl confronted Jetty’s friend leading to a brawl that went out of hand.
“Sharath is still in shock and is not cooperating to get his statement recorded. We will find out what exactly happened soon,” a police officer was quoted as saying.
It’s still not established how students went to the festival with knives without being checked. Jetty’s parents reached Bengaluru on Saturday after the college management and police informed them about the incident. His father Harishbhai is a security guard, while his mother is employed in a private company. Jetty’s friends have mailed the video of the incident to his family.
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