Jam'iyyat Da'wa wa Tablighul Islam Orphanage has offered to adopt Gulbarga college ragging victim Aswathy by sponsoring her studies at its nursing college in Kozhikode. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced about the charitable society's decision to sponsor the 19-year-old's studies during an anti-drug day event that took place at VJT Hall in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, June 26.
"Here is a happy news. The JDT Islam Orphanage has informed me that they are willing to adopt Aswathi. They sent me a letter in this regard. The group also expressed readiness to enrol her in a B.Sc nursing institute, run by them," Pinarayi said during the function, according to PTI.
Aswathy, who hails from Edappal in Malappuram, has been allegedly ragged by her five seniors who forced her to drink bathroom cleaning liquid at the college hostel on May 9. Her food-pipe has been severely burnt and is now treated at Kozhikode Medical College after spending over a month at various hospitals in Gulbarga, Edappal and Thrissur.
Following the complaint by the victim, three senior students of Al Qamar College of Nursing have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. The police is searching for another senior student Shilpa, who hails from Kottayam. The latest report suggests that she has absconded along with her family members.
Meanwhile, the nursing college in Gulbarga is likely to lose its accreditation. The Indian Nursing Council President T Dileep Kumar has informed the media that there have been many lapses on the part of the college and necessary action will be taken against the college after receiving report from the INA commission.