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A Dalit MPhil scholar has been brutally assaulted by SFI activists at Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam Campus. Vivek Kumaran from Kalady, who is a research student at School of Gandhian Thoughts was violently attacked and is now admitted at the surgical section of Kottayam Medical College, said Gandhi Nagar SI M.G Arun. The incident happened at Pallana hostel inside the university premises at 11.45 PM yesterday according to the statement given by Vivek to the police.
Vivek was attacked for being active in Ambedkar Students Movement (ASA, MGU) recently formed by a group of students in the campus, which provoked SFI. “A four member group lead by SFI campus unit secretary forcefully entered into the room last night.They had some deadly weapons with them including Iron rod. The group shouted that Will you dare to stand up against SFI, cruelly beat him with Iron rod and also vandalized his room” says the statement.
They also abused Vivek with casteist statements and threatened to kill if he dared to complaint against them according to the statement. Vivek , who became unconscious by their brutal physical and mental torture was admitted in the hospital with the help of some students residing next to his room.
News report in today’s Malayala Manorama: