Bhubaneswar, June 24: Tension prevailed on the premises of Utkal University here after the students and outsiders had a face off on Friday evening.
Several students have been injured after the non-student group attacked them with swords, barging into the varsity campus.
Sources said that a few outsiders used to pass lewd comments to the girls almost every evening. However, a few boarders opposed them for their misconduct.
Meanwhile, a group of masked miscreants attacked the students with swords today by entering the campus. At the same time, they vandalized a few bikes parked on the spot. As a result, a number of students sustained injuries.
Being informed, Sahid Nagar police rushed to the spot and took the situation under control.
An investigation has been initiated in this connection. Armed police forces have been deployed on the premises anticipating further provocation, said police.