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Chennai College Students Brandishing Sickle Caught on Camera Chasing Another Group, 7 Injured

Police sources said the fight between the two groups of Pachaiyappa's College broke out after each wanted to prove they will head the MTC bus route. A bunch of students have been detained and an investigation is on, they added.

Poornima Murali | CNN-News18

Updated:July 23, 2019, 10:45 PM IST

Chennai: At least seven people were injured in a fight in broad daylight between two groups of students in Chennai's Arumbakkam area on Tuesday. Students of Pachaiyappa's College were seen attacking another group of students from their college using sickles and the entire incident was caught on camera.

The video shows a few students, with a weapon in hand, chasing others. The group is then seen heading to a Madras Transport Corporation (MTC) bus and shouting at passengers inside. The bus stops and a few passengers are seen getting off even as the incident continued. The traffic then comes to a halt, with bystanders watching on.

Police sources privy to the investigation said the fight broke out between two groups of the college after each wanted to prove they will head the MTC bus route. A bunch of students have been detained and an investigation is on, they added.

Students of Pachaiyappa's have created controversies in the past as well. In June 2019, students from the college celebrated ‘Bus day’. In a video that went viral on social media, a few students perched atop a bus were seen falling down. Seventeen students later were booked by the police for creating public nuisance and unlawful assembly. The police had also taken an undertaking from their families that the students will not repeat such activities.

Police officials had also distributed pamphlets warning students from the college to avoid participating in unlawful activities.

Last year, at least four students were detained for carrying weapons and threatening the public on a moving train. A video showing students carrying metal roads and standing on the train's footboard, threatening the public, had gone viral.

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