Karnataka: 19-Year-Old Nursing Student Critical After Being Ragged Into Drinking Toilet Cleaner

21/06/2016 4:40 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 8: Signs warning students of ragging (otherwise known as hazing) are posted on the gates of Jamia Millia Islamia college campus in New Delhi, India, September 8, 2009. (Photo by Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)

A 19-year-old Dalit nursing student was admitted to a hospital after being allegedly ragged by her seniors. According to reports, she is in a critical condition.

Ashwathy, a first year nursing student of Al Qamar College of Nursing at Gulbarga near Banglore, was reportedly ragged by her seniors on May 9, reports The NewsMinute.

Ashwathy is native of Pulluvanpadiyil near Edappal.

According to a Times Of India report, a group of eight senior students forced the girl to drink phenyl, following which, she vomited blood.

Following that, she was admitted to Intensive care unit (ICU) of medical college with severe stomach problems.

After five days, her health worsened and she was sent home by college authorities, reports ToI.

She was taken to Thrissur Medical College Hospital by her relatives and after two day long treatment there she was shifted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on June 2.

The 19-year-old's relatives have said that she has been facing ragging since the time she joined college.

According to reports, the girl’s family had lodged a complaint at a police station in Gulbarga. However, the police officials were unable to record her statement as she was not in a position to talk.

The girl's relatives have alleged that the police authorities in Banglore and the college authorities are yet to take any action based on their ragging complaint.

Meanwhile, Kerala culture minister AK Balan said that they will ask the Karnataka government to look into the matter on an urgent basis.

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