JANUARY 11, 2017 12:52 IST
The KSU-organised march was taken out seeking investigation into a college student’s suicide
A march organised by the activists of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) to the office of the Kerala Self Financing Engineering Colleges’ Managements Association at Kundanoor here protesting the death of Jishnu Pranoy, an engineering student of Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre at Pampadi, turned violent on Wednesday morning.
The irate protesters broke the windowpanes of the office and raised slogans against the association. Police later removed the activists.
Various organisations, including the KSU and the Students Federation of India (SFI), had organised marches to the college in Thrissur alleging that mental torture by the college authorities had led to the death of the student.
Jishnu, a first year Computer Science student of the college, was found hanging in the college hostel. He was declared brought dead at the hospital. It was reported that the student killed himself after he was caught copying in the examination.
The student organisations had alleged that students were subjected to severe mental and physical punishment by the college authorities even for trivial mistakes. They had demanded investigation into the incident. The college management had denied the allegations stating that it were part of hidden agenda to tarnish the image of the college.