Students riot at Gomal University
PESHAWAR: Riots broke out at Gomal University on Monday after a university guard killed a student from class nine.
The protestors damaged property and student and officials’ vehicles. They also burned the university’s acting vice chancellor Dr Saeed Ahmed’s vehicle and the university guesthouses and also badly damaged the Administration Block.
Meanwhile, Ahmed resigned to protest the police’s inability to stop student riots following the murder of a student. Sources said that Ahmed called in police to arrest the “hooligan students” for damaging university property but they did not show up, adding “Ahmed quit the job and wrote a letter to the university’s chancellor, the North West Frontier Province governor, protesting police inaction.”
The riots started after a matric student was found dead late on Sunday night. The student’s father Khan Sahib blamed the security guard for the murder. A teacher told Daily Times that the guard had asked the student to “sleep” with him and upon his refusal the guard “killed” the child. Police security chief Dil Nawaz told reporters a first information report had been registered but the students’ action was uncalled for, adding “they made no demand and just damaged university property.” The protestors also damaged the vice-chancellor’s vehicle. staff report