JNU students protest over missing student

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Thursday staged a protest over missing student Najeeb Ahmed, who continues to remain untraced for nearly 20 days.

About 150-200 students gathered at the administrative block inside the campus and voiced their concern about Ahmed’s safety. The students urged university officials to bring those who allegedly attacked him to book.

Ahmed went missing on the intervening night of October 14-15 after allegedly being beaten up by a mob of 20 students, who had gone campaigning to his room for hostel elections.

The Chief Proctor, A.P. Dimri said: “The investigation is still going on”. Asked about the report submitted by the warden on the assault before Ahmed went missing, Dimri said: “We cannot acknowledge any report or anything from the warden.”

JNUSU President Mohit Pandey told IANS: “The Vice Chancellor has completely neglected his duty. He starts talking about academic excellence whenever students raise this issue.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar are expected to address the students here on Thursday evening.

–IANS

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