In a shocking incident, a student of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Madras identified as PhD scholar Suraj R from the Aerospace Engineering department was allegedly thrashed by the right-wing leaders. He was allegedly attacked by the miscreants after he co-organised the discussion on ‘Beef ban and distribution of Beef’ event that was reportedly held at IIT Madras on 28 May.

According to a leading news channel, Times Now he was also one of the organisers of the beef fest conducted in IIT Madras earlier this week.

As per a Facebook post by Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes, Suraj R was attacked by “hindu-right students”. According to their post, one of the attackers was reportedly identified as Manish Kumar Singh pursuing Ocean Engineering. Suraj who has sustained serious injuries in his right eye has been rushed to a multi-specialty hospital in Chennai. A police case is expected to be registered.

“We have lodged a complaint with the Dean of IIT-M and are planning to register a police complaint as well,” Abhinav Surya, a final year mechanical engineering student who organised the beef festival, told Hindustan Times.

Earlier this week, a number of students studying at the IIT-Madras organised a beef festival inside the campus to stage protest against centre’s the bans on sale and purchase of cows for slaughter at animal markets. Lashing out at the central government, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the new rules over the sale of cows for slaughter.

More details awaited.