Dramatic scenes witnessed in front of the headquarters of Kerala police in Thiruvananthapuram with the cops manhandling and arresting mother of late Jishnu Pranoy and relatives who were protesting seeking justice for the 18-year old late engineering student was died in a mysterious circumstance in a self-fiance engineering college where he was a student.
It may be irony that the entire incident happened at a time when the ruling CPIM and government led by them is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first communist government in Kerala.
Even after three months of the death of Jishnu at Pampady Nehru College, the cops could not make any breakthrough in the case or arrest the bigwigs who are beloved to be involved in the case.
The Police denied permission for the bereaved family to stage their protest against the police in front of DGP’s office.
It is also alleged that the cops physically assaulted the mother KP Mahija during the nearly half an hour police action. Police claimed that the headquarters is a high-security area and cannot be allowed to protest. However, Jishnu’s relatives were forcefully removed
All 16 the protesters were taken to Museum police station and some of them including Jishnu’s mother have been admitted in a hospital.
It is also reported that the DGP has earlier promised to meet the relatives at 11 am on Wednesday.
After Jishnu’s family announced the agitation, police had arrested the Chairman of Nehru group which runs the college where the boy was studying. However, he was released after a 5-hours long interrogation. The family called it a drama to persuade them to call off the agitation. Jishnu’s uncle Sreejith said that, if the cops let the relatives free, they would restart the agitation on the same spot.
The 18-year-old first-year BTech Computer Science student was found hanging on 6 January in the hostel room. The college authorities earlier claimed that the boy was caught for malpractice in examination, which was found untrue later. The incident took a new tun after the reports saying Jishnu was assaulted by the college authorities and blood stain was found at vice principal’s room. Several students have also come out in public against the college authorities.
The family alleged that Jishnu was beaten to death by the college management.
Two days go, the cyber cell recovered some voice and text messages of Jishnu which indicate that he had tried to organise students to go against the decision of A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) to conduct examinations in December.