Malayali nursing student critical after drinking toilet lotion as part of ragging

Kottayam, June 21: A female nursing student from Kerala who was subjected to cruel ragging in a nursing college at Gulbarga in Karnataka has been hospitalized in a critical condition.

The student, a native of Edappal, was allegedly ragged by senior Malayali students.

The student was forced to drink toilet cleaning lotions. She has been admitted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.

Doctors said the food pipe of the girl has been burnt. Though an emergency surgery needs to be done on a patient, it has become impossible as her internal organs have been burnt. Hence, the surgery could be conducted only after at least six weeks.

The parents of the girl alleged that the Gulbarga police were not willing to accept their complaint and took a stance favouring the college management. Following this, the girl was shifted to Kozhikode.

A relative of the girl said she was subjected to cruel harassment in the hostel on earlier occasions too.