PONDICHERRY- A Pakistani student studying at Pondicherry University was attacked by three unidentified people with iron rods today morning. Police said Ali Hassan Raza, 24, was sleeping in his room at the Sir C V Raman Hostel when three unidentified people armed with iron rods barged into the room and attacked him around 4am.

Raza, who attempted to defend himself, raised an alarm. He sustained injuries in his neck and back. The attackers escaped before other students came to his rescue. The students generally do not lock their rooms during night due to extreme hot conditions. Raza is the only Pakistani student at Pondicherry University .