Three arrested in Kerala Dalit student ragging case in Karnataka
In the Kerala student ragging case, three nursing students of Al-Qamar College in Kalaburugi, Karnataka have been arrested on charge of attempt to murder.
According to media reports, Lakshmi, Athera and Vishnupriya, who are senior to the victim in the college have been sent to judicial custody.
KP Aswathy, a 19-year-old girl from Kerala, was reportedly forced to drink toilet cleaner by five of her seniors at the college hostel on May 9.
She was admitted to Kozhikode Medical College hospital on June 2 and is still recovering from severe damage to her internal organs.
National Human Rights Commission had also issued a notice to Karnataka over reports that a Dalit nursing student from Kerala was forced by her seniors to drink phenyl while ragging.
The NHRC notice as it took cognizance of the issue through media reports that the student, studying at Al Qamar College of Nursing in Karnataka’s Gulbarga, was forced by her seniors to drink phenyl while ragging her due to which her food pipe was burnt and internal organs were damaged.
The commission, in a statement, said, “She is from Kerala and now battling for life at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Kozhikode in the state (Kerala). Reportedly, the brutal incident took place two weeks ago and both the Gulbarga police and the college authority tried to hush up the case.”