Hyderabad: Two officers of Telangana State Battalion Police on Thursday stormed the University of Hyderabad campus in a drunken state and allegedly misbehaved with a female student.

In a complaint, the University of Hyderabad security officer has alleged that two bike-borne police personnel, Suresh and Gopal, entered the campus through the Gopanpally gate.

"After reaching the south campus junction of the University, they misbehaved and harassed female students. At the time of the incident they were under the influence of liquor," said G Jalandhar Reddy, security officer, in his complaint.

According to the Students Union President, a female student was standing at the south junction when these police personnel passed by.

"The police personnel misbehaved with her. She called her friends. Later, security personnel of the university also reached at the spot," said Abhishek Nandan, Student Union President.

Later, students along with the security personnel apprehended the police personnel and handed them over to Gachibowli Police Station.

"We have sent them for the medical checkup. These cops are posted beside a police land near the campus. They entered the campus in civies on the patrolling bike," said R Srinivas, SHO, Gachibowli Police Station.


Police have registered a case under section 447 (Criminal Trespass), 509(intending to insult the modesty of any woman), and 510 (in a state of intoxication) of IPC.

"It is a very sad affair. There has been a rampant presence of police patrolling inside the campus premises. The university administration has been using the police force to deal with students. During the students protest, police have been called inside the campus. University should check entry and presence of police on the campus," said Abhishek Nandan.


Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with NewsMeter. An alumnus of the University of Hyderabad and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also a contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, consumer, health, human interest and data stories. You can follow Sumit on Twitter @sumitjha__

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