A 20-year-old girl student at the College of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram died on Friday, after a jeep driven by students mowed her down during the Onam celebrations.
Kerala DGP TP Senkumar who was speaking to a news website, said that movies were influencing students into behaving brash in college campuses.
Saying that we cannot deny that movies can have an influence on students, he said that students’ behaviour these days is similar to that of the actors in the movies.
Adding that movies are not the only factors influencing young people, he said that they still do play a role and good things influence us less but bad things influence us immediately.
Senkumar said that in Premam, the lead character played by Nivin Pauly is a college strongman donning a black shirt and white dhoti, who also sports a dense beard.
In the pictures and videos which have emerged from the CET campus where the accident took place, boys are seen wearing similar attire. He continued saying that the movie encourage college-going boys to drink and smoke.
He also said that students are also trying their luck on teachers as what was shown in the movie. In Premam, the hero falls in love with one of the young teachers and she reciprocates. Senkumar added that he had got a call from a person who said that his wife, a professor, was feeling unsafe in her college.