Kerala. A top leader of the SFI stormed into the room of a college principal and issued death threats to him, reports Malayala Manorama.
CCTV footage of the incident that happened on October 25 at the Maharajas Technological Institute has leaked out, drawing widespread condemnation.
The student leaders can be seen barging into the principal’s room and yelling out threats like ‘we will beat you black and blue’, and ‘set you ablaze’.
The group indulged in the act in the presence of two policemen, including one officer in the SI rank.
The video showed them looking on haplessly without being able to fend off the students from issuing the death threats.
The Thrissur East Police took cases against SFI district secretary Hassan Mubarak and five others, who can be identified, with bailable charges after the teacher Dr. P Dileep, who was temporarily holding the charge of the principal, lodged a written complaint.
The charges include that for unlawful assembly and for voluntarily obstructing a public servant in the discharge of his public functions.
The group of SFI activists led by the district secretary arrived at the college to take part in a student protest.
Later, they were caught in the CCTV cameras, hurling abuses and issuing threats for over five minutes, despite the presence of women teachers there.