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Pune students get into physical fight over WhatsApp group name, 1 hospitalised

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

In a bizarre incident, one youth sustained injuries when two groups of students clashed at a college in Pune, Maharashtra following a dispute over changing the subject line on a WhatsApp group.

According to the police, the incident happened on the premise of Garware college and the injured was identified as Akshay Dinkar. Four others sustained minor injuries in the incident. A complaint in this regard was registered by a BBA student Sanket Salunke on 23 April.

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How did this happen?

According to the cops, some members were wishing the complainant on his birthday over the WhatsApp group and had therefore changed the subject line to his name. 

"One of the accused students, however, changed the subject line, which irked the complainant's friend Dinkar and he objected to it that led to a dispute between them," a police inspector attached to Deccan Gymkhana police station said.

"When they confronted each other the next day in college, the accused student along with his other friends attacked the complainant and his other four friends in which Dinkar sustained grave injuries as he was attacked with a wooden object and weapons," he said. He added that Dinkar is recuperating at a private hospital.

"We have registered a case against 22 youths and arrested five under relevant sections of IPC," the inspector said. Further probe is on.

-With inputs from PTI

First published: 24 April 2016, 4:18 IST