College student attempts suicide for Jallikattu near Vaniyambadi

Suresh was rushed to Government hospital in Vaniyambadi, from where he was referred to the Medical College Hospital in Vellore.

Published: 18th January 2017 05:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2017 05:20 PM   |  A+A-

Crowds gathered at the Marina beach in support of Jallikattu and demanding a revoke of the ban. (EPS | Sunish P Surendran)

By Express News Service

VELLORE: In the midst of the widespread campaign for lifting the ban on Jallikattu, a 20-year-old polytechnic student jumped from a 30-feet high electric pole at a village near Vaniyambadi on Wednesday.

Around 150 students from the polytechnic stream of Priyadharshini Engineering College in Chettiyappanur boycotted classes and were staging a protest near the bus stand. At around 12.30 PM, K Suresh, a native of KK Kottai village near Vaniyambadi, climbed on an electric pole.

Even as the shocked public was looking on, Suresh threatened to kill himself by holding on the live wire if the ban was not lifted. This prompted other students to disconnect the fuse from the electric box.

“After standing on the top of pole for about 15 minutes, Suresh began raising slogans supporting Jallikattu, and jumped down. He suffered injuries on his right leg and left hand,” one of the students who witnessed the incident told Express.

Suresh was rushed to Government hospital in Vaniyambadi, from where he was referred to the Medical College Hospital in Vellore.

Vaniyambadi Taluk police have registered a case.

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