Around 34 students and teachers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who were admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre on Sunday night following attacks by masked men in the campus, were discharged early on Monday.
Ameet Parameswaran, assistant professor at the School of Art and Aesthetics, JNU student union president Aishe Ghosh and professor Sucharita Sen along with others admitted in the hospital were reportedly attacked by stones, bricks and iron rods.
Like these three, several students and teachers recounted their Sunday night ordeal to the doctors while receiving treatment.
“We discharged the students and teachers. Parameswaran along with others was discharged at around 12:30. He was recalling, while being treated, how brutally the mob vandalised the property and went on hitting students," said a doctor at the AIIMS trauma centre.
Soon after the victims were admitted to the hospital, various students and teachers rushed to the premier institute to stand in support with the injured. At least one student and two security guards were also rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital. They too were discharged early Monday, according to hospital authorities.
“Most of students suffered wounds on the limbs and head due to stone pelting and hitting by blunt objects. Some had swollen legs and hands. They have all given proper treatment and discharged," said the doctor at AIIMS trauma centre.
Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi had rushed to the hospital at night to meet the injured.