Rohit Vemulaâ€™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 Abhimanyuâ€™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.