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Kolkata Police have registered an FIR after 2019 Commonwealth Para Judo Championship bronze medalist Buddhadeb Jana was allegedly assaulted in a violent incident at Jadavpur University hostel by a former student last week.

A senior police officer said Buddhadeb Jana, 22, who is visually impaired, has been studying at university since 2020 and was allegedly assaulted and threatened by an intoxicated former student on November 7.

Jana won bronze for India at the Commonwealth Para Judo Championship in Birmingham in 2019.

He said that one day of the incident, he went to the New Block hostel to meet a friend and was looking for a writer who could help him sit for an upcoming exam.

“The ex-student had come to the New Block hostel. Suddenly he approached me asking my name and got too close. Since he was drunk, I just asked him to back off. He got mad and tried to assault me, which I blocked with my hand. This infuriated him and he started pushing, abusing and threatening me. My friend saved me and took me out,” Jana said.

Jana then filed a complaint with the university’s vice-chancellor. Subsequently, the university authorities filed a complaint with the police.

“Shortly after receiving the student’s complaint, the university’s anti-ragging team launched an investigation and presented a report to the anti-ragging committee, which then submitted it to the board meeting. executive. The executive board has decided to file a complaint with the police,” said Snehamanju Basu, Registrar of the university.

Based on the complaint, Kolkata Police registered an FIR against the accused under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 341 (Punishment for undue duress), 323 (Punishment for willfully injuring), 504 (Insult intentional with intent to cause a breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation).

“The investigation is ongoing,” said a senior officer from the Southern Suburbs Division of Kolkata Police.