Student killed in campus clash at Maharaja’s College in Ernakulam

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Student killed in campus clash at Maharaja’s College in Ernakulam

A row broke up between members of student unions SFI and Campus Front over wall graffiti welcoming newcomers to the campus.

A second-year undergraduate student of Ernakulam Maharaja’s College, also a member of Students Federation of India (SFI), was allegedly stabbed to death by members of Campus Front following a clash over wall graffiti welcoming newcomers to the campus here on Monday early morning.

Abhimanyu (20) a student of B.Sc Environmental Chemistry and a resident of Vatavada in Idukki, succumbed to injuries immediately after he was brought to the nearby Govt. General Hospital, Ernakulam. He was member of the district unit of the SFI in Idukki.

Arjun (19), an undergraduate student of Philosophy and SFI member, sustained serious stab injuries in the clash. He was rushed to the Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital. The hospital authorities said that his condition was critical.

Police said that three persons owing allegiance to the Campus Front, the student wing of National Development Front, were detained in connection with the incident. The hunt for the remaining suspects is progressing, they said.

Principal K. N. Krishna Kumar said that regular classes have been suspended for two days. The governing council of the college will meet soon to discuss the situation, he said.

The SFI has called for a State-wide strike and boycott of classes on Monday in protest against the killing of Abhimanyu.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from a The Hindu.)


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