HYDERABAD: One of the three veterinary science students, injured in police lathi-charge during a gherao of agriculture minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy here on Tuesday, was shifted to Care Hospital on Wednesday and kept under observation.
B Rakesh, a final-year student, was allegedly beaten black and blue by the police during a protest on the campus of Prof Jayashankar Agriculture University on Tuesday. He was initially admitted to Sri Surya Hospital in Attapur but, with his condition deteriorating, he was taken to Care Hospital at Banjara Hills for better treatment.
While students claim that his condition is critical, hospital officials said Ramesh was kept under observation.
“Ramesh’s condition deteriorated at midnight. He had some serious chest injuries and could hardly breathe. That’s why we shifted him to Care Hospital. Right now he is in the intensive care unit,” said Sampath K, a veterinary student.
But Care Hospital officials said, “Ramesh was brought in with abdominal pain and his condition is not severe. He is in the hospital just for observation.”
The other two injured students were discharged from hospital on their condition becoming stable.
Meanwhile, students have decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike and made it clear that the strike would continue until the government withdrew GO No.45.
BVSc graduates are opposing GO No.45, as per which recruitment of veterinary assistant surgeons in the state is to be made through the Telangana State Public Service Commission.
They apprehend that recruitment through TSPSC would be time-taking and contend that they do not have to appear for any specific test after having undergone vigorous academic tests during study.