HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Central University and the Cyberabad police have admitted before the Hyderabad HC that research scholar N Susheel Kumar, who was injured in an alleged attack by members of Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) exaggerated the incident though he had received only simple injuries.
University registrar B Pandu Reddy, in the counter affidavit submitted before the court in a petition by Susheel Kumar’s mother N Vinaya, informed that it was the fact there was a scuffle between the student members of ASA and ABVP following objectionable message on Facebook page of Susheel commenting on protest by ASA pursuant to hanging of Yakub Memon.
The Dean of Student Welfare on receiving a telephone call from the students of Annexed hostel about the scuffle, alerted security personnel who pacified the groups and later Susheel Kumar was escorted to the main gate by the security staff, he added.
The Registrar told the court that later they were informed that Susheel was admitted to a private hospital and the varsity medical officer Dr Anupama Rao visited the hospital and examined Susheel and informed that she found some scratches on his left shoulder. Later, the issue was referred to Proctorial Board and after preliminary inquiry it reported there was no hard evidence of Susheel being beaten up and the committee informed that Susheel was not present for deposition nor could he submit any letter or medical report indicating his condition.
The committee recommended that a strong warning to be issued to members of ASA - D Prashanth, Vincent, Rohit Vemula, P Vijay Kumar, Sunkanna, Seshu Chemudugunta and also to Susheel.
When the committee report placed before the executive council it has resolved on Sept 7, 2015 to suspend five Dalit scholars from varsity and their suspension was revoked on Sept 10.
Meanwhile, CV Anand, commissioner of Cyberabad, in his counter affidavit, submitted that after receiving intimation from private hospital about the admission of Susheel, an ASI visited the hospital, recorded his statement and registered a case.
He told the court that the medical officer in his report informed that the nature of injuries sustained by Susheel were ‘simple’ and during the course of treatment it was revealed that he was suffering from appendicitis.