CHITWAN, July 17: Students at Nepal Polytechnic Institute, Bharatpur, chased away a gang of attackers after it vandalized and set the institute´s property on fire Tuesday morning.
Six assailants, who came on three motorcycles, sprayed petrol on a vehicle belonging to the institute and set it on fire. They also smashed the computers and window panes at the institute.
The students, who were taking classes at that time, went out and retaliated with the assailants, Administrative Officer at the Institute, Shiva Subedi, said. In course of retaliation, students set a Pulsar motorcycle belonging to the student goons on fire.
The students also thrashed the assailants, after which, they ran away leaving behind a motorcycle and a diary. The diary contains the minutes of the meeting of the ANNISU (Revolutionary) held at different times.
The All Nepal Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) or ANNISU (Revolutionary) in short is the student wing of the UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-Maoist, its break-away faction.
The extent of damage suffered by the institute in the arson and vandalism has not been ascertained yet, according to police. The institute suffered similar attacks by students affiliated to ANNISU (Revolutionary) at different times in the past.