Kavaratti Tense Following Students-police Clash
KOCHI: A scuffle broke out between students and police in the Kavaratti island in Lakshadweep leading to the arrest of three students. Following the incident, prohibitory orders were issued in the island on Wednesday. The order was announced by the Kavaratti Superintendent of Police after two bikes of the police were set on fire.
According to the Kavaratty police, on Saturday evening three students clashed with a police constable who was doing night patrol at the fisheries jetty, after the trio allegedly passed inappropriate remarks at the policeman, allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
The youths were taken into custody and were later produced before the court, and were remanded to judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Lakshadweep Pradesh Congress Committee president Shahul Hameed alleged that the police action was uncalled for and without any provocation. “All the three students were grievously injured in the custodial torture. The police are taking things too personal.The medical reports were in favour of the youth. We demand immediate action against the police officers,” a student said.
One of the students, Mohammed Ansar Khan, 22, is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi, while the other two - Salahuddin, 22, and Shanid, 20 - are admitted to a hospital at Kavaratti.