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Students' Stir Gains Momentum

Protestors seek judicial probe into suicide; all 4 arrested teachers hospitalised after complaining of uneasiness

Published: 28th February 2014 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2014 07:44 AM   |  A+A-

Carrying forward the agitation to the second day, students of various professional colleges and higher educational institutions sought judicial enquiry into all the suicide deaths, including the death of a girl student of a private engineering college here, a few days ago. Meanwhile the four teachers who were arrested were remanded on Thursday and were hospitalised apparently after all the four complained of physical uneasiness.

Students of arts, science and engineering colleges boycotted classes and marched to the Assembly but were intercepted by police. Following this the students staged a fast near Odiansali police station. Earlier on Thursday morning, a group of students attempted to stage road blockade at Indira Gandhi square but police intervened and dispersed them.

Meanwhile, the four teachers arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with the suicide case of Vinothini (19), a private engineering college student, were remanded. When they were being taken for medical examination to the GH as per the procedures, they complained of some uneasiness and were hospitalised.

The activists and the parents refused to receive the body of the girl after post mortem in JIPMER. One of the activists, Y Balasubramanian, said they would receive the body only after the four were sent to jail.

Federation of People’s Rights general secretary G Sugumaran  demanded that a committee consisting of a retired judge and psychologist be deployed to investigate the students’ suicide.

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