University college stabbing: Two more held

Two Students Federation of India (SFI) leaders, the prime accused in the stabbing of a student inside the campus of the famed University College in Thiruvananthapuram, were arrested on Monday, police said.

The accused, identified as R. Sivaranjith and N. Nazeem, were serving as the president and secretary respectively of the left student union's unit at the heritage college.

University College is popularly known as the red-fort of the ruling CPI(M).

The two were in hiding for the last three days after a degree student had been stabbed on the chest inside the campus on July 12, they said.

Akhil, a third year Political Science student, was attacked and stabbed in broad daylight while sitting under a tree along with friends.

The incident was allegedly a sequel to a dispute between two groups of students belonging to the pro-CPI(M) students wing.