College students hijack MTC bus in Chennai

CHENNAI: A day of counselling and warning from cops doesn‘t seem to have paid off at the end. Four days after police detained nearly 100 students, a group of Pachaiyappa’s College students are at it again. They hijacked an bus – plying between Triplicane and Anna Nagar (24 G) — near Anna Nagar on Friday and created a ruckus.
A gang of another 20 students occupied the entire road, following the on two-wheelers, hooting and scaring away motorists. They went on a procession, leaving no way for the other motorists to pass through.

The trouble started at 2pm when around 150 students took over the MTC bus as soon as it halted near the college. Within minutes, they boarded the bus. Some of them opened the ventilator door on the roof of the bus and climbed atop, damaging the roof.

When the driver attempted to stop the bus, they banged on the vehicle, scaring passengers. When the driver refused to drive the bus and got down, the students decided to take to the wheel. Several passengers got down and walked.

Unable to put up with the student’s mayhem, the conductor alerted police who came in after 30 minutes. Sensing trouble, the students escaped.

“They did not let any passenger board the bus. They scared away pedestrians and women on two-wheelers,” said software engineer Nivedha.

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