A man was beaten up after medical students at the city's JB Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital caught him allegedly stealing valuables from their hostel, police said.
Medical students tied up the accused with an electric pole inside the college campus in Ultadanga police station area and beat him up.
Police later rescued the young man and detained him for questioning.
"We are looking into the matter. If he is found guilty of stealing things from the medical college campus we will act as per the law. The same goes for the students," a police officer said.
In 2014, a mentally unstable man was beaten to death for allegedly stealing a mobile phone by a group of junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital.