In yet another accident inside a Kerala college campuse, a girl student was severely injured after she was knocked down by a car driven by another student inside Newman College, Idukki, campus.
Gopika Jayan, a second year BA English student, was hit by an Innova car. The Times of India reports that the police said the person who was driving the vehicle was absconding after the incident while the car has been seized. They have registered a case under IPC sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) but refused to give the student's name.
The report also identifies the student who drove the car as Siby a student union member.
Though Gopika’s condition is stable now she has got injuries at head and hands. According to witnesses the car lost control and was hitting the girl from behind. She was thrown to distance and some of the students manhandled the student who drove the car.
“We are very strict in not allowing vehicles inside the campus following a government directive in the wake of the CET incident last year,“ College principal T M Joseph told ToI
Last year a girl student of College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram Tasni Basheer,20, had lost her life as a Jeep driven by a student of same college knocked her down inside the campus. The accident occurred during Onam celebrations in the college and it had created a huge furore that government had later released a directive to all colleges in the state not to allow vehicles inside.