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This is the moment a female university administrator is caught on camera beating up a male student and his companion with a long stick as they lie on the ground.
An eyewitness with a smartphone filmed the incident at Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala (JJT) University in the city of Jhunjhunu in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
The woman, identified by local media as Dr Nidhi Yadav, is seen repeatedly hitting student Anand Kumar, who is seen lying on the floor, with a long stick.
Mr Kumar, a BSc student, had gone to the university to complain about a previous incident in which he claims he was slapped by a lecturer.
He went back to the campus, with his brother Aman and a friend, named only as Suresh, to lodge a complaint.
But he claims he ended up being attacked by Dr Yadav, who is named as the university’s provost on its website, and two of her male colleagues.
The smartphone footage also shows Dr Yadav and one of the men kick Mr Kumar as he lies on the ground. And Dr Yadav is then seen repeatedly hitting one of the other men with her stick.
All three men claim they were beaten up so badly in the incident they required hospital treatment.
However, when police arrived at the scene they arrested Mr Kumar, Aman and Suresh following a complaint by the university.
But two members of the university staff were also arrested after the student made a counterclaim against them. It is unclear if Dr Yadav was one of those arrested.
Police spokesman Suresh Kumar said two members of university staff, as well as the three young men, were injured in the incident.
“We are investigating the matter,” he said.
A university provost is a senior administrator who is usually responsible for academic affairs.
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