Jishnu’s parents arrested for attempting to stage fast

Parents of Jishnu Pranoy, an engineering college student who allegedly committed suicide, were arrested along with others, for trying to stage an indefinite fast in front of DGP’s office here in Thiruvananthapuram.

The family members, who arrived here from Kozhikode, were to stage a protest in front of DGP Loknath Behara’s office on Wednesday morning demanding the arrest of all those responsible for Jishnu’s death, police said.

As they were walking up to the DGP’s office, police prevented them saying it was a restricted area.

Jishnu’s uncle alleged that police kicked him and assaulted his sister, Mahija, mother of Jishnu, who lay on the road and protested.

They were forcibly dragged from the site and arrested.

Jishnu’s mother, who suffered some injuries, has been hospitalised.

(Agencies)

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