IIT-Madras scholar R Sooraj (in picture)has participated in a beef festival organised in the institution on May 29, 2017.
The organiser of the beef festival at IIT-Madras told HT that six to seven students surrounded PhD student R Sooraj during lunch time at a hostel canteen on Tuesday and attacked him.
A group of students at IIT-Madras allegedly thrashed on Tuesday a PhD scholar who had participated in a campus beef festival held to protest the central government’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets.
The organiser of the festival at the prestigious institution told HT that six to seven students surrounded Aerospace engineering PhD student R Sooraj during lunch time at a hostel canteen on Tuesday and attacked him.
Sooraj’s right eye was seriously damaged and he was rushed to the hospital, said Abhinav Surya, a final year mechanical engineering student who organised the beef festival.
“We have lodged a complaint with the Dean of IIT-M and are planning to register a police complaint as well,” Abhinav told Hindustan Times.
A group of 70 to 80 students held the beef festivalon Sunday evening to demonstrate against the Centre’s notification and underline that they had a right to choose their own food.
The beef fest echoed with similar protests in other parts of the country, including neighbouring Kerala, against the controversial rule that many say hurts millions of poor farmers and mostly Muslim and Dalit meat traders.
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