Yechury meets attacked IIT-M scholar

Chennai: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today met the IIT scholar who was attacked for allegedly participating in a beef fest held in the campus, protesting against the Centre’s ban on sale of cattle for slaughter.

Yechury, General Secretary of CPI(M), met research scholar R Sooraj at a private hospital where he is undergoing treatment, the party said in a release.

Sooraj was allegedly attacked by some students of the institute early this week for participating in the beef fest held by a group of students of the institute on May 28.