One African student , who was severely beaten up and left on the roadside in Jalandhar, is still lying in a coma in a hospital in Patiala.
According to reports, Yannick Nihangaza, while walking to a party in Jalandhar on April 22, was attacked and stoned, severely beaten and left on the roadside. Strangers later admitted him to a hospital in an unconscious state of mind. The Jalandhar police arrested two persons in this connecion while others are still missing.
Yannick Nihangaza, 23, was enrolled as a student of B.Sc. Computers, First Year, at the Lovely Professional University.
Yannick’s father wrote a letter to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal twice, asking for help. He pleaded that those who irreversibly damaged his son’s brain with their repeated beatings to be punished. He also sought the state government’s help to fly Yannick back to Burundi, and pay for the medical attention he is likely to need for the rest of his life.
Yannick, a young man “who survived the Burundian genocide and 13-year civil war, came to India to pursue his studies and instead has had his life snuffed out,” the people who are familiar with the family say.