Kozhikode: A Dalit nursing student from Malappuram district, studying at a Bengaluru college, was on Tuesday admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after she was ragged by senior students.
The girl was admitted to a Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (KMCH) with serious health problems, according to reports.
The 19-year-old girl, Aswathi, is a first-semester nursing student at Al Qamar College of Nursing at Gulbarga. On May 9, she was allegedly ragged by few senior girl students at the women's hostel of the college and was reportedly made to consume toilet cleaner following which she was rushed to a hospital in a critical state.
However, the girl's condition didn't show any sign of recovery and worsened further. According to reports, on Tuesday, she was sent home by the authorities along with another student.
She was taken to Thrissur Medical College Hospital by her relatives and after two-days long treatment there she was shifted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on June 2, where she was advised to undergo a major surgery. The doctors treating her told her family that the surgery was needed as the toilet cleaner had damaged a major portion of her gullet.
Aswathi was once again shifted to a private hospital in Kozhikode where she was advised a six-month treatment before surgery, making it impossible for her family to bear the expenses due to their financial condition. Aswathi was once again moved back to KMCH.
One of her family members said that Aswathi had taken an education loan from a bank. According to the family member, she was ragged by her senior from the day one she had joined the college.