Thursday, 02 February 2023

Com B. Varalakshmi was born in Dilavarpur mandal in Adilabad district Andhra Pradesh. Her father was a teacher. She was a BSc first year student in the government college in Adilabad and an activist of SFI district unit. She was the convenor of the girl students' sub-committee and played a prominent role in the victory of SFI candidates in the students' union election. She was brutally murdered by anti-social elements on raising her voice against attempts to molest her. The murderer was a notorious criminal of the area. The incident took place on the mid-night of 19th January 1983, when Com Varalakshmi was on her way to Adilabad her home town from Hyderabad where she had gone for some organisational work. The drunken goonda who was sitting next to her in the same bus tried to molest her to which she rightly reacted and raised her voice. He was then made to change his seat by the fellow passengers. The criminal got down after her at the same bus stop near her house. He took advantage of the falling night and tried to molest her. She fought valiantly and resisted his attempts and started screaming. He brutally strangled her to death on the 19th January 1983.

Com Birinchi Kumar Patowary was born in 1962. He was brutally murdered by the AASU goons on the 7th February, 1983 and his dead body was thrown into a pond. Com Patowary was a resident of Helcha Goan, Nalbari district, Assam. His parents were Sri Annaram Patowary and Mrs. Sumitra Patowary. Com. Patowary appeared for the HSLC examinations that year. In the 1983Assam Assembly Election he openly campaigned supporting the Left candidates. The separatists had given a call for the boycott of these elections, which was defied by Com Patowary. His body was recovered from the pond after seven days.

Com CV Jose was a prominent student leader from Pathanamthitta district Kerala. The defeat in Pathanamthitta Catholicate college union Election was a severe blow to the KSU leaders. They attacked Com Jose, who was on the way to the college to file a petition before the principal against the attacks on the SFI activists by the KSU goons. They followed Com Jose and stabbed him piercing his chest on the 17th December 1982 in front of the Principal and the entire teaching staff of the college. He breathed his last on the way to the medical college hospital.

Com Sagar Dutta, an active SFI worker of Ramkrishna Nagar, Cachar district, Assam was killed in his home town by the police. Com Dutta participated in a students' protest rally on which the police resorted to firing. Com Dutta was seriously injured in the police firing and later succumbed to the injuries along with his fellow Com Deepak Sarma who died on 18th November, 1982.