Thiruvananthapuram: The police on Wednesday recorded the statement of Akhil Chandran, student of the University College, who was stabbed during a clash between SFI activists on Friday.
Akhil, who has been undergoing treatment at the Medical College Hospital, told the police that SFI leader Sivarenjith, the first accused, stabbed him while Nazeem, SFI member, held him.
The clash occurred as a section of students, including Akhil, did not accept the moral policing of SFI unit committee of the college.
The committee members asked the other group not to sing on the campus and enter class leading to the violence.
The police have included 16 in the case, including the six already arrested, based on the statement of witnesses.
A decision on including more will be taken after examining Akhil's statement.
Meanwhile, the court which considered the custody plea of the main accused Sivarenjith and Nazeem on Wednesday postponed it as the investigating official was not present.
The police will question Sivarenjith in detail and take him to the college for collecting evidence and recover the weapon used by him.
Earlier, Akhil's friend Umair told the police that Sivarenjith wanted to kill Akhil. The accused had also insulted Umair for not entering the class. As girls also decided to bunk classes in protest, the accused had unleashed violence in the college, said Umair....