Student blinded in one eye urges for compensation in HC
| Thursday | 6th August, 2020
new delhi: Mohammed Minhajauddin, the Jamia Millia Islamia student who was blinded in one eye due to alleged police brutality inside his university campus on the night on December 15 last year, on Wednesday, urged the Delhi High Court for directions to release his compensation amount.
Minhajauddin, represented by advocate Siddharth Seem, sought exemplary compensation for his client, an LLM student at JMI, before a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.
Police refused to assist the person whose eye was bleeding," Seem submitted, adding that the incidents showed "complete apathy of police".
"They are supposed to protect fundamental rights, not to attack the eyes of a person," the advocate submitted, seeking a compensation of at least Rs 5 crore while admitting that no amount of compensation could be enough in his client's case.
Advocate Sneha Mukherjee also made submissions in the matter, appearing for students whose legs had been fractured in the attack.