Alappuzha: A group of vegetarian students of College of Engineering campus of CUSAT here complained the district authorities that they were made to eat beef cutlets served as a vegetable dish.
As per information, the incident took place at a feast organized during a college seminar at Pulincunnoo on January 25, some of the affected students from Bihar told reporters yesterday.
Angith Kumar and Himashu Kumzar alleged the college authorities told them that it was vegetable cutlets when repeatedly asked whether it was beef or veg. So they ate them.
"Only after consuming it, we came to know that these were beef cutlets," Angith Kumar said.
Students alleged that the incident was done with the knowledge of the college principal. They also said that the experience had been very depressing after they came to know that they ate beef as it was a matter related to their faith and religion.
College authorities could not be reached for their version.
The campus is functioning under the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) headquartered in Kochi.