Pune: Students clash over WhatsApp group subject, one youth hospitalised, five held

Pune: One youth sustained injuries when two groups of students clashed at a college in Pune following a dispute over changing subject line on WhatsApp group, police said on Saturday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The incident happened on the premise of Garware College on Friday, and the injured was identified as Akshay Dinkar. Four others sustained minor injuries in the incident.

A complaint in this regard was registered by a BBA student Sanket Salunke (22) on Saturday.

According to police, on Thursday, some members were giving birthday wishes to the complainant on Whatsapp and had changed the subject line to his name. One of the accused students, however, changed the subject line, which irked the complainant's friend Dinkar and he objected to it that led to a dispute between them," a police inspector attached to Deccan Gymkhana police station said.

"When they confronted each other the next day in college, the accused student along with his other friends attacked the complainant and his other four friends in which Dinkar sustained grave injuries as he was attacked with a wooden object and weapons," he said.

He added that Dinkar is recuperating at a private hospital.

"We have registered a case against 22 youths and arrested five under relevant sections of IPC," the inspector said.

Further investigation is on.

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Updated Date: Apr 24, 2016 12:34:39 IST

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