The BJP is observing a dawn to duck a hartal in Ernakulam district on Wednesday in protest against police action against its activists in Thrippunithura while staging a march seeking justice to a girl student belonging to Dalit community who attempted to kill herself following rumours allegedly spread by SFI activists.
The BJP Ernakulam district committee alleged that the party workers were brutally lathicharged by police today when they were seeking justice to the dalit student at RLV College of Music and Fine Arts, Thrippunithura, who attempted to end her life after a proposed marriage failed due to rumours spread by SFI activists in the campus.
The Dalit girl student attempted to kill herself after posters defaming her appeared on walls of her college and hostel premises.
Though she was initially with the SFI, she later joined the ABVP. Posters had come up taunting her for being in a relationship with an SFI leader.
The girl's engagement was called off following these incidents, they alleged.