VILLUPURAM: Two days after the bodies of three girl student doing their second year graduation at SVS College were fished out of a farm well near their institution, a number of students and activists on Monday demanded registering a case against the Collector and Kallakurichi RDO for inaction on the several petitions, along with the RTI report, submitted in the past four months, against the college.
Members of Students Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) protested across the district, demanding a solatium of `25 lakh for the bereaved. The deceased girls were T Monisha (19), V Priyanka (19) and Saranya (19).
According to Arivazhaghan, district secretary of SFI, who organised the protest, said, “The State government should immediately refund the excess fee collected from the students.”
The activists sought registering of a police case against the Dr MGR Medical University Vice-Chancellor for the death of the three girls.
On information, police officials and Villupuram RDO Senthil Arumugam pacified the protestors, saying action will be taken on the college chairperson Vasuki Subramanian.It was alleged that Vasuki had threatened to detain them in the board exams if they revealed any information on the treatment to the media or the police.
According to Kannadhasan, an alumnus of the college, who dropped out unable to bear the harassment, said, “After a struggle, the students managed to obtain a detailed RTI report on the lack of basic amenities in the college in September last. The seven-page report, which was given by the Kallakurichi Tahsildar after visiting the college, had said the college did not have basic amenities such as sufficient space in the classrooms, stinking toilets and even shortage of faculty.