Kozhikode: The Karnataka police on Friday arrested three persons in connection with the incident of a nursing student being forced to drink toilet cleaner in Gulbarga.
The first-year Dalit student from Kerala is now undergoing treatment at a hospital here with severe stomach and foodpipe problems, PTI reported.
It is believed that the student was forced to drink toilet cleaner as part of ragging.
Meanwhile, a team of Karnataka police will meet the victim tomorrow to record her statement.
"A team of policemen from Karnataka has already arrived while higher ranked officials will arrive here tomorrow," Sub Inspector of Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (KMCH) police station, Habib, said.
The 19-year-old student was allegedly force-fed toilet cleaner by her seniors at the hostel of Al Qamal College of Nursing in Gulbarga on May 9, seriously damaging her foodpipe.
Based on her statement, city police on June 22 registered an FIR against five of her seniors. A copy was sent to Gulbarga Police Commissioner for further investigation.
She was admitted to a private hospital in Gulbarga after the incident, but her condition worsened after five days and she was sent back home with another Keralite student.
She was then admitted to Thrissur Medical College Hospital, after which she was referred to KMCH on June 2.
Doctors at KMCH had suggested a major surgery as the chemicals of the toilet cleaner severely damaged her food pipe following which she had been admitted to the ICU.
(With PTI inputs)