Published On : Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

Medical report confirms assault on student leader Kanhaiya

NewDelhi/Nagpur: According to Hindustan Times news, a day after Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi told Hindustan Times that the arrested JNU student’s union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was not assaulted in the Patiala House court by rampaging lawyers, a medical report showed signs of injury on his face and feet.

The medical report, a copy of which is with Hindustan Times, said that “2-3 abrasions were present on Kanhaiya’s left foot.” The report also noted a “tenderness present on the right toe”.

A copy of the medical report submitted by a team of doctors from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.
Kumar alleged that he was attacked by “lawyers and a group of goons who bashed him up, tore clothes, and plucked his hair”, all in the presence of police. His medical examination at the courtroom was ordered following his allegations.

A team of doctors from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital conducted the examination at the court itself and supported it before the concerned court aside from handing it over to the police. An FIR was also registered at the Tilak Marg police station based on a written statement from the student leader alleging that he was assaulted in the court premises while on his way for a hearing.

In an interview to HT on Thursday, Bassi had insisted that Kumar was not assaulted in the Patiala House courts and that the rampaging lawyers did not warrant detention. “Policemen escorting Kanhaiya have denied the allegations of him getting beaten up by lawyers,” Bassi said.