Puttur: A student from Vivekananda college was assaulted by a group of students for anti CAA/NRC status in Puttur on February 8.

According to sources, Riza Hassan (16) from Chikkamagaluru now residing in Puttur is studying in Vivekananda Polytechnic, Automobile stream. Riza Hassan had posted a photo of the Anti CAA/NRC protest held in Adyar as his mobile status. A group of students from the same college opposed Riza for his status and assaulted him on February 6.

On February 8, when Riza’a father Yaqoob and his cousin Thasrif (16) came to the college to complain to the Principal.  When Yaqoob was speaking with the Principal the same group assaulted Riza and his cousin Thasrif. Even as the principal reached the spot, the group continued to assault Riza and Thasrif. In the incident, Yaqoob was also injured.

Riza, Thasrif and Yaqoob were rushed to the hospital in Puttur. After administering first aid Riza and Thasrif were shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru for further treatment. Yaqoob has been admitted to the hospital in Puttur.

As soon as the news spread, members of PFI staged a protest in front of the Puttur Government hospital and demanded justice.

This story first appeared on mangalorean.com