Tension prevailed in the Osmania University when an agitating student Sivanarayana caught fire on Wednesday.
The students were agitating in protest against the bail granted to note-for-vote case accused and Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy.
As part of their agitation, the students burnt an effigy of Revanth Reddy at the Arts College. Some petrol fell on Sivanarayana when the students poured it onto the burning effigy, which resulted in him being set aflame, too.
The shocked co-students put out the flames and rushed him to Gandhi Hospital.
Upon receipt of the information, the OU police deployed security personnel at the Arts College.
The students later tried to take out a rally from Osmania University to Cherlapally jail to obstruct the release of Revanth Reddy, but the police foiled their attempts leading to a wordy duel between the students and police. (NSS)