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Kanhaiya Kumar attacked by ‘outsider’ on JNU campus

Published : Mar 11, 2016, 7:33 am IST
Updated : Mar 11, 2016, 7:33 am IST

Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked by an outsider on the JNU campus on Thursday evening.

Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar.  (Photo: PTI)
 Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar. (Photo: PTI)

Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked by an outsider on the JNU campus on Thursday evening. The outsider, identified as Vikas Chaudhury, said he wanted to “teach him a lesson” for “abusing the country and raising anti-India slogans”.

The assailant has not yet been arrested by the police. He has been detained by security guards on the campus. The police, when contacted, said they could not arrest the assailant till they received a complaint either from the victim (Mr Kumar) or university officials.

 

The police is trying to find out how the assailant sneaked into the campus despite tight security. Mr Kumar’s supporters suspected the involvement of ABVP. CPI national secretary D. Raja had recently sought “high-grade security cover” for Mr Kumar. However, Mr Kumar on Thursday said he had faced a serious attack but did not want any police action in the matter.

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