Rohit Vemula’s mother, Radhika Vemula on Friday slammed the Campus Front of India (CFI) for the murder of 20-year-old Abhimanyu. The SFI leader from the Maharaja's college in Ernakulam was killed on Sunday night by a group of Campus Front of India and PFI activists after an argument over painting the college walls.
Radhika, in a statement said that she was distressed and pained by the murder of Abhimanyu. She said that the Campus Front has shattered the dreams of a young tribal boy and his family.
Radhika urged the Kerala government to take all necessary steps to punish the culprits.
Abhimanyu, a second year BSc Chemistry student, was killed when SFI students and Campus Front of India (Student Wing of PFI) workers allegedly clashed inside the campus on Sunday. A native of Marayoor in Idukki, Abhimanyu was allegedly stabbed on late Sunday night.
According to a report by Times of India, the police on Thursday said that they were closing in on four suspects who are alleged to have direct links with Abhimanyu’s murder.
The police have already taken 22 persons into custody, out of which four of them are directly involved in the murder.
Read Radhikas full statement here:
I am extremely distressed and pained in the murder of alAbhimanyu, SFI student activist of Maharaja's college, Ernakulam by the Campus front.
The 20-year-old student pursuing B.Sc Chemistry comes from a tribal family. The Campus Front has shattered the dreams of a tribal youngster and his family and community.
The Campus Front of India, who had invited me for a programme at Mangalore last year, titled "Mother's cry for justice " has disappointed us. Instead of supporting the youngsters of marginalised tribal communities, they murdered a most vibrant tribal student. By this, they have proven that they don't have any commitment towards motherhood or justice.
I request the state government of Kerala to take all necessary steps to punish the culprits involved in the murder.
My deepest condolences to the family.