Delhi University professor Prasanta Chakravarty, who was kicked and punched in the stomach and almost strangled with his own muffler during the violence unleashed at the Ramjas college on 22 February by suspected members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), has reportedly suffered several internal injuries.
He was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Noida in the morning with "shooting abdominal pain".
Chakravarty at that time still did not know the extent of his injuries.
He later posted on his Facebook page an update that said he was diagnosed with "contusion and concealed spasms on the right kidney and on spinal extensor muscles. Effected by heavy boot kicks perhaps."
He also suffered injury to a couple of ribs and required protracted treatment.
Chakravarty was thrown on the ground and punched and kicked, and an attempt was made to strangle him with his own muffler. His image, of half-lying on the ground, dazed and disoriented, his shirt torn, with a patch of dirt on his face, as mayhem continued all around him, was widely shared on social media leading to condemnation of the violence.
Suspected members of the RSS-backed ABVP had tried to stop a political march at the college over cancellation of a seminar invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid. The ABVP alleged that the student-activists from JNU did not have India's best interest in their heart, dubbing them "anti-nationals".
The invitation to Khalid, who was charged with sedition last year, was later withdrawn. The Left-backed All India Students' Association (AISA) had decided to march to the Maurice Nagar police station demanding action against ABVP members for alleged vandalism.
Several teachers, students and journalists were hurt in the stone-pelting that followed when the ABVP members descended on the college to stop the march.Suggest a correction