Why this teen girl's hunger stir is worrying the govt. most
- The condition of Jishnu Pranoy's younger sister, who is a fast stir for the past two days, is a cause of concern.
- The young girl's protest touched the local people.
- On Friday, dozens of men and women from the locality also started hunger stir in solidarity with the girl and her family.
Avishna,17, sister of Jishnu Pranoy, has not taken food ever since she saw the visuals of her mother Mahija and relatives were brutally handled by the police at Thiruvanananthapuram three days back.
She watched with horror the visuals of the police dragging her mother and the jostle in front of the DGP's office on Wedneday. She wept as her relatives tried in vain to console her. She couldn't eat or sleep. On Thursday morning, when all her tears drained, she faced the media without flinching and declared an indefinite hunger stir. "I'll continue my protest till my parents are back," she said.
Related: Jishnu's family unrelenting; trouble mounting for Pinarayi Vijayan govt.
Her lone protest in her residence at Nadapuram in Kozhikode is in solidarity with her mother and relatives who are fasting at Thiruvananatpuram demanding justice for Jishnu Pranoy, the B.Tech student who was allegedly tortured and killed by college management in Thrissur in January. The young girl's protest touched the local people. On Friday, dozens of men and women from the locality also started hunger stir in solidarity with the girl and her family.
The simultaneous protests in Thiurvananthapuram and Kozhikode, especially the teen's stir, have become a big headache for the government. Avishna's health condition is also a matter of big worry for the administration.
Related: High drama as police arrest mother, relatives of Jishnu Pranoy in Kerala capital: Video
DySP of Nadapuram visited Jishnu's house on Friday morning triggering suspicions that Avishna might be arrested and shifted to a hospital. The RDO and a medical team also reached the spot for negotiations. But relatives and local people reiterated their resolve to continue the stir. They did not allow the police to shift the girl to hospital.
Kozhikode District Collector has given strict direction to the police to avoid force. Hence, the police returned from the house empty-handed.