MUMBAI: Eight students were admitted to RN
Of which three are in the intensive care unit following chaos at a college festival organized on the Jashoda Rang Mandir, next to Mithibai College, Vile Parle.
The 17th edition of the college’s BMS department festival, Colosseum had a performance scheduled for rappers, Gully Gang’s on Thursday. A student accused that while the hall’s capacity was around 3,000-4,000 more than 10,000 invites were sold
A spokesperson from the Organizing Committee of Colosseum said that they did not give extra passes, but the outsiders have been tried forcibly enter the venue without passes. They Claimed Since they were not allowed, the crowd turned unruly.
While according to the BMC disaster management officers, a celebrity visit to the festival attracted huge crowds causing students to break and injure a gate, police said initial investigation showed that a lot of people in the room ailment due to suffocation due to some students stagnant. Police officers were present at the spot and the hospital and investigating further till the time of going to press.
Vivian Fernandes (stage name Divine), the rapper who is part of Gully Gang was performing at the event.
Sr PI Juhu Pandharinath Wavhal said one girl who has a heart problem started and was rushed to Cooper. Her father arrived and she was allowed to go home after treatment. “Neighborhood youths began scaling walls to enter the venue after they learned that popular rapper was performing there.” Divine’s act was stopped midway, “he told TOI.
Zameer Shaikh Sb an eyewitness who helped lift the boys from autorickshaws and on the stretchhers, said, “They came with bruises and lacerations. The doors of the venue were reportedly closed but people kept entering the attempt.”
Cooper AMO says 8 patients were brought in which four are admitted Four were discharged against medical advice. Most had chest trauma and suffocation One has suffered a rib fracture.
Parth Bhanushali who has previously visited the festival, wrote in a social media post, “Congratulations, Colosseum! Yet again, allegedly, the passes distributed JRM of maximum capacity than the same. 2012 in the same thing with them, but some people never learn. I want to understand why I am not able to do this.
“The event started at 8 pm but at 9 pm outsiders tried to enter the gate to attend the event. We told them that entry without passes were allowed but they continued to try and open open the gate open because of the few of them Fall. Event security and college students rushed the injured to Cooper Hospital. We call off the incident midway after the incident, “said college principal Rajpal Hande. He added that none of the students from college were injured.
“It is an open air ground, so there is no question of suffocation.” They were outsiders who tried to gatecrash the event and our security staff stopped them. Some of them were minorly injured. It is a stampede, “he said.