Pakistani student beaten up in Indian university

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani student in India’s Pondicherry University was attacked by three unidentified people with iron rods.

Police said Ali Hassan Raza, 24, a student of Unesco Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asia Regional Cooperation (Unesco Misarc) in the university, was sleeping in his room at the Sir C V Raman Hostel on the campus when three unidentified people armed with iron rods barged into the room and attacked him,Times of India reported.

Raza, who attempted to defend himself, raised an alarm. He sustained injuries in his neck and back. The attackers escaped even before other students came to his rescue.

The students generally do not lock their rooms during night due to extreme hot conditions.

Raza underwent treatment at Puducherry Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) and later at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer).

The Pakistani national said the attackers were of his age and added that they might be the students of the university. However, he declared that he did not have any previous enmity with other students.

Reports said a case was later registered with local police station. Raza belongs to Kasur. Raza is the first and only Pakistani student in Pondicherry University.