Cuttack: The 12-hour Banki bandh called by local people protesting against the students’ conflict that occurred at the Banki Autonomous College on August 22 paralysed normal life in the town today.

Shops and different business foundations stayed shut while vehicles stayed off the streets in the town. At a few spots, individuals staged street blockade by blazing tires and sitting on the streets. The people of close-by towns additionally took an interest in the challenge requesting the capture of the understudies required in the group conflict at the college. The agitators cautioned that they would escalate their stir in the coming days if their demand is not fulfilled.

Notably, more than seven students had sustained critical injuries in the group clash at the college and been admitted to a nursing home here. What started as a heated argument between two groups of students soon turned into a group clash. Police forces had been deployed in the college premises to maintain law and order.

College authorities declared sine die for an indefinite period asking the students to vacate the hostels.

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