JNU Violence: 20 Students Injured, Treated at AIIMS Trauma Centre

New Delhi, January 6-Many students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were brutally beaten up on Sunday evening by an unidentified mob who were reportedly masked on their faces. During the attack the street

According to various media reports, several students have been injured and by late evening atleast 20 students reached All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre for treatment for various injuries. Media showed visuals of students reaching AIIMS Trauma Centre with their wounded heads.

Dr. Harijit Singh Bhatti, Ex-President, RDA, AIIMS, New Delhi, National President, Progressive Medicos & Scientists Forum (PMSF), said in his tweet, “I’m at AIIMS Trauma Centre, 15 students of JNU got admitted here with severe head injuries inflicted through sharp weapons & rods. 2 of the student are in serious condition including JNU SU President and are shifted to red area.

“Our team of doctors, nurses & medical volunteers who reached JNU to give first aid to injured students & teachers, was attacked by hundreds of goons. Mob manhandled doctors, nurses & threatened them,” he said in another tweet.

However, according to report by NDTV, the Delhi police around midnight claimed that many students were discharged as they were treated and a few of them were required to go through CT Scan before they could be discharged.

The JNU administration told the media that the situation was under control and many students had been sent outside for treatment. Initially, there were reports that mob allegedly stopped ambulances from entering the university.

Among the students and professors who received injuries in the mob attack are JNUSU President Ayeshi Ghosh, Shukla Sawant of Art School, Professor Saugata Bhaduri and Suchitra Sen of Centre for Regional Development.

The official twitter account of JNUSU released a video of bleeding JNUSU President Ayeshi who is seen in the video saying, “I’m not in a condition to talk as I’ve been brutally beaten up,” while replying to a question by the media. Apart from Ayeshi, many other female students were reportedly thrashed by the mob.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met the injured students at AIIMS Trauma Centre. However, many other great leaders and members of the civil society were not allowed to enter both the university and the hospital.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the attack left “many seriously injured, is shocking”. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condemned the violence by tweeting, “I am so shocked to know about the violence at JNU.”

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi claimed, “Female students have been beaten on their private parts and on their backs. Some students have developed memory related problems.”

Among the JNU alumni, Former Diplomat S Jaishankar and BJP MP and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman also condemned the violence in their tweets.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked Delhi Police to submit a report on the incident.

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