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Who will be responsible if my son dies in custody: Kanhaiya’s mother

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New Delhi: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s, mother Meena Devi on Thursday slammed the attack on her son in the Patiala House Court premises and questioned who will be responsible if he dies in custody.

“I am not a terrorist’s mother. I know it will be proved some day but until then if my son dies in custody, who will be responsible for it? They can call Kanhaiya a threat to nation but cannot protect him from other threats?,” his mother Meena Devi told PTI from Bihar over phone.

“What if he had died that day and it was proved later that he was innocent? Will the government give me my son back then? They acted so fast on complaint against my son but they haven’t arrested anyone for the attack on Kanhaiya in court,” she added.

Meena is an Anganwadi worker who earns Rs 3,500 per month, while her 65-year-old husband who was a farmer has been bedridden for seven years due to paralysis.

Kanhaiya was arrested Friday last in connection with a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy registered over the holding of an event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. During the event, anti-India slogans were alleged to have been raised.

He was yesterday attacked in the court premises before he was remanded in judicial custody by a Metropolitan court till March 2.

—PTI

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