Gunmen led by student leader attack MP professor

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BHOPAL: An assistant professor of Sanskrit was allegedly attacked by a group of armed men led by an influential student leader on the campus of a government college in central Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district on Friday afternoon.

The attack by the gunmen led by influential student leader Annu Thakur on the Jaywanti Haksar government college campus in Betul, in which professor Neeraj Dhakad was seriously injured, revived the gruesome memories of the 2006 murder of political science professor HS Sabharwal by a group of students at Madhav College in Ujjain.

Betul police have charged the six suspects with attempt to murder and have also arrested all six suspects, including the main suspect Aniket alias Annu Thakur, who, according to sources, enjoys strong political protection.

According to police sources, action is likely to be taken against Thakur under the National Security Act. The injured Neeraj Dhakad is being treated for head and eye injuries, besides a fracture in the elbow.