A minor dispute over cultural program attracted some 40 outsiders who not only vandalized the south Kolkata College but also beat up the students including girls.
According to the students of the college the abusive group entered the Charuchandra College in Kalighat forcefully and ransacked the property on the campus. They also abused and assaulted the female students of the college.
"We were in the union room when a group of men attacked us. They shattered the window panes of the room and pulled out girl students by arm when we protested. We haven't seen them before. They are not from our college," a female student said.
Students also alleged that the violence occurred in the presence of Sayandeb Chattopadhyay, a Trinamool Youth Congress leader and son of Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay."Sayandeb was present outside the college since morning and he entered the campus during the attack.
The violence is a result of factional feud in the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMC student wing)," another student said.
In his defence Sayandeb said "Firstly, I am not a member of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad but the Trinamool youth wing. So, there is no question of my involvement. I was present near the college for some organizational work. I am involved in several events in the area."