Police arrests two over TN medical students' suicide

25 Jan 2016 | By Anupa
TN medical college students suicide case

Tamil Nadu police arrested a college administrator and the chairman's son over the suicide of three medical students of a private medical college in Villupuram.

While two hostel wardens were detained, the police were still looking for the missing college chairman for questioning.

The police officer, leading the investigation, has assured that murder charges would be pressed against the college authorities.

In context: TN medical college students suicide case

23 Jan 2016Three TN medical students committed suicide

Three women medical students, T. Monisha, A. Saranya and V. Priyanka, were found dead in a well of SVS Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences in Villupuram.

The police recovered a suicide note in which the medical students blamed the college authority for their suicide.

The matter was investigated by the police but no arrests were made in this connection.

Suicide note revealed

The police reported that the suicide note stated the reasons for their suicide to be the college management's high fees and 'torture' by college authorities.
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24 Jan 2016Women activists blames HRD ministry over women suicides

The former Delhi Commission for Women chairperson blamed the present HRD Ministry for politicizing educational institutes and negatively impacting the students' lives.

The former National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq demanded a thorough investigation to find out the truth behind the students' suicides.

She requested that the investigation should specify whether it was a case of mental trauma or of sexual harassment

24 Jan 2016College officials' son detained over suicide case

College correspondent Vasugi Subramanian and his son Sudhakar were detained for questioning over the medical student suicide case.

The dead students, in their suicide note, had accused the college of exorbitant fees and discrimination among students, on the basis of merit, regarding the college fees.

The parents of the deceased along with college students protested on TV, blaming the management for the tragedy.

25 Jan 2016Parents of the deceased suspect foul play

Parents suspected foul play in the autopsy report and demanded fresh post-mortem to be conducted in Chennai.

The police had registered a case under extortion, abetment to suicide and under the provisions of the TN Prohibition of Harassment Act.

The chairman's son, a college official's son Sudhakar and two hostel wardens were detained for questioning.

The revenue office has sealed the college for investigation.

25 Jan 2016DMK Head Karunanidhi demands judicial probe

DMK head suspected attempts of 'cover-up' in the suicide case and requested for a proper probe to ascertain the actual reason behind the case.

The state government said that it would hold a judicial probe by a sitting Judge of the High Court to expose the reality.

Karunanidhi has promised that the affected families would be compensated by the state and the college administration.

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25 Jan 2016Police arrests two over TN medical students' suicide

27 Jan 2016Madras HC orders fresh post-mortem; principal arrested

Madras HC gave the order to conduct a fresh post-mortem on one of the three suicide victims from Villupuram.

The father of one of the deceased had moved a petition in the High Court, seeking a CB-CID inquiry and post-mortem in a government hospital in Chennai.

The Principal of the SVS College of Naturopathy and Yoga was also arrested in connection with the suicide.