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Kanhaiya Kumar's health deteriorates, admitted to AIIMS

Speed News team | Updated on: 5 May 2016, 21:59 IST

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar was hospitalised on 5 May following his week-long hunger strike.

The student leader has been admitted to AIIMS. Students at the varsity said that Kumar's health had deteriorating and that he had been vomiting. His glucose levels dropped earlier in the day and he is said to be suffering from severe dehydration. He is currently undergoing some tests at the hospital.

Umar Khalid, who was rusticated from the university for one semester, tweeted, "Day 8 of Hunger Strike. Kanhaiya's condition serious. Vomitting & semi-unconscious. Rushed to the hospital. Struggle continues. #FightBackJNU".

Kumar and 19 other students have been on an indefinite hunger strike since 28 April to protest the punishment handed out to them by a high-level committee that probed the controversial 9 February Afzal Guru event on the campus.

Khalid also said that the health of the other students was deteriorating. "All students have lost around 4-6 kg of weight. The students complained that despite the hunger strike entering its eighth day today, the JNU administration has remained unmoved," he said.-- With inputs from Suhas Munshi
First published: 5 May 2016, 21:30 IST