SUKKUR: Students of Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu) held a protest on the campus on Thursday in the wake of a botched attempt by a male student to kidnap a female student of Commerce Department from the university’s point bus near Ranipur on Thursday.

The shocked student, who was in her final year of the degree, told media persons that a student of third year of the same department, who had been harassing her for about a week, forcibly got onto the bus along with his friends, who were armed with weapons, while the bus was going to the university from Mehrabpur and tried to kidnap her at gunpoint near Ranipur.

She said that when some students put up resistance they injured them with butts of the weapons and escaped hurling threats and resorting to aerial firing.

“Police have filed a non-cognizable offence report on a complaint lodged by the victim and mobilised teams to arrest the alleged kidnappers,” said a police report.

The university’s vice-chancellor Prof Dr Khalil Ahmed Ubepoto expressed anger over the incident and directed the varsity’s student affairs committee to take strict disciplinary action against the alleged student according to the university’s code of conduct, said a press release.

He said that such incidents and indiscipline by students would never be tolerated. The administration of Khairpur district would also be informed so that further action could be taken against such elements under the law, he said.

Published in Dawn, December 24th, 2021

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