In a shocking incident in southeast Delhi’s Nehru Nagar area, a 19-year-old college student was allegedly thrashed by a group of fellow students. The reason behind this brutal assault? He refused to raise slogans in favor of their election campaign. The incident took place on September 5, and the victim has since reported the attack to the police.

Victim’s Account

The victim, a final-year BA student of a college located in Nehru Nagar, was sitting near a water point around 1.55 pm when the unfortunate incident occurred. According to his statement to the police, some of his fellow students approached him and asked him to raise slogans in support of their election campaign. However, he chose not to participate in their campaign, which led to a violent response from the group.

During the altercation, the victim not only suffered physical harm but also lost his gold chain. Following the assault, he promptly informed the police about the incident, and they swiftly took him to AIIMS Trauma Centre for medical treatment, as stated in the FIR (First Information Report).

Police Action

Based on the victim’s complaint, the police registered an FIR at Lajpat Nagar police station on September 7. The charges filed against the assailants include sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

The investigation into the matter is currently ongoing, with the police committed to identifying and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

It is worth noting that this story has not been edited by EducatioCenter staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI.


This disturbing incident highlights the importance of maintaining a peaceful and respectful atmosphere within educational institutions. Acts of violence and intimidation, especially during student elections, not only endanger the physical well-being of students but also undermine the principles of democracy and free expression.

The authorities must ensure a thorough investigation, and strict action should be taken against those responsible for the attack. Such incidents serve as a reminder of the need for educational institutions to promote a culture of tolerance, inclusivity, and healthy democratic discourse.

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