Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government finally appointed a full-time principal in the Thiruvananthapuram University College on Wednesday. The earlier principal K Vishwambharan has been removed from the post after recent violence in the Thiruvananthapuram University College. 

The new principal CC Babu was earlier working as the principal in Thrissur government college. Thiruvananthapuram University College is presently closed and it will be reopened on Monday. Meanwhile, the SFI constituted an ad hoc 25-member unit committee in place of the panel that was dissolved in the aftermath of the violent incidents. 

The Kerala Police have arrested six members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) in connection with the stabbing of the Thiruvananthapuram University College student Akhil Chandran in the premises of the institution. On July 12, 20-year-old Akhil, who allegedly fought with SFI leaders in the college for singing a song was stabbed. According to sources, Akhil and SFI leaders in the college engaged in a verbal duel, which escalated and ended up with Akhil being stabbed twice in the chest with a penknife.

On July 17, Kerala Students Union (KSU) workers staged a protest inside the Secretariat compound in connection with the Thiruvananthapuram University College stabbing case. The protesters, including a woman Shilpa and three others, jumped over the compound wall of the Secretariat to stage a protest. 

Waving the KSU flag, Shilpa shouted slogans against campus violence near the chief minister's office in the north block. Meanwhile, three others were taken into custody before they gained entry. The indefinite hunger strike of the KSU entered its fourth day on Thursday.

Earlier, in the same college, a first-year degree student attempted suicide after she received threats from SFI leaders.