27, Feb 2016
BENGALURU, February 27, 2016
A group of three students from Kerala were beaten up by locals in Boopasabdra in Sanjay Nagar on Saturday.
The gang, armed with lathis, barged into the house and asked the students if they were from Kerala and proceeded to beat them up when it was confirmed. Marvin Michael Joy, a student from Brindavan College, sustained severe head injuries. He was taken to Bowring Hospital and later shifted to NIMHANS.
Two other students, Nikhil Kameshear and Mohammed hasher, were also beaten up by the gang before fleeing the spot.
According to the police, the local youth nurtured a grudge against students from Kerala as they eat beef and stay near the temple. “It looks like they are targeting only Kerala students for reasons known only to them,” one of the students told The Hindu.