A dalit student from Kerala has been hospitalized in critical condition, after she was ragged by her seniors in a nursing college in Karnataka. According to the reports, the girl who was later identified as Aswathy, from Edappal, Kerala was subjected to heart-rending ragging including drinking toilet cleaner at Al Qamar College of Nursing located in Gulbarga near Bengaluru.
The 19-year-old has been admitted in Kozhikode Medical College.
According to the doctors, the girl’s internal organs have been burnt after she was compelled to drink the lotion used for toilet cleaning and one surgery is needed. However, since the girl’s food pipe is burnt, surgery can be held only after six weeks, doctors said.
The dalit girl hailing from Pulluvan Padiyil region of Kerala allegedly ragged by her Malayali seniors.
The girl’s relatives claimed that she was shifted to Kozhikode medical college, after the Karnataka police refused to arrest the accused in the case. They also said that she was ragged very badly earlier too by the same team.
According to the reports, the shocking incident of ragging took place on May 9. The girl was forced by her Malayali seniors to drink the lotion which left her utterly tired. Later on, the girl developed severe stomach pain and was admitted in a private hospital in Gulberga. However, the college management refused to take actions against the culprits and the issue kept secret to not tarnish the college’s image.
The girl hailing from a very poor background got admission in the college after taking loan from Kerala Gramin Bank. Her mother, has submitted a written complaint to the state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.