VILLUPURAM: While Dr MGR Medical University has notified that it had denied affiliation to SVS Naturopathy and Yoga Science College for the academic year 2015-2016, the parents of first-year students have planned to meet the Vice-Chancellor S Geethalakshmi on Thursday.
They would be submitting a petition to her, seeking justice for the three girls who were found dead in a farm well Saturday last.
Since there was no action taken nor response from the university to the earlier petitions, the parents have decided to file the petition, considering the future of their wards studying in the college.The college, started as a small institution two decades ago, was developed as a naturopathy medical institute and was affiliated to MGR Medical University in 2006.
Agitations seeking justice and a CBI probe, not CB-CID’s, into the death of three girl students of the private SVS Naturopathy and Science College continued in Villupuram for the third day on Tuesday.
In the demonstrations, members of the All India Students Association (AISA) and Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA), both affiliated to CPI(ML), and Aam Aadmi Party blamed the district administration and Tamil Nadu Dr MGR university Vice-Chancellor S Geethalakhsmi for the deaths. About 20 cadres of Aam Admi Party State convenor S A N Vasigaran staged sit-in protest at the entrance of the Mundiyambakkam General Hospital.
According to D Sudha, State joint secretary of Aam Aadmi, said despite various protests by the students and political parties, it was felt a proper probe was yet to be made. “Since 2013, the students of the college have forwarded numerous petitions to more than 15 government wings such as Tamil Nadu Health Department, National SC Commission, Tamil Nadu Human Rights Organisation, Madras High Court Registrar, Indian Medical Council (Homeopathy Department), Tamil Nadu Legal Aid Department and Villupuram Collector to take action against the SVS College administration, which extracted exorbitant fees from the students without providing any basic facility to them.
Similarly, over 50 youth tried to stage a protest near Kallakurichi Junction without permission, demanding compensation for the deceased girls’ families and stringent action against the District Collector Lakshmi and the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University Vice-Chancellor Geethalakshmi, who were detained in a private wedding hall in Kallakurichi by the local police.
Cops Still Clueless
It’s been three days since three girl students of the private SVS College of Naturopathy and Yoga have died, yet the mystery behind the deaths has not been solved.
Activists in the district allege police apathy towards finding out the cause of the deaths after the bodies were fished out of farm well near the college located in Bangaram village near Kallakuruchi on Saturday last.
According to activist R Gajendran, V Priyanka, E Saranya and T Monisha had bruises in their hands and wounds on the head when their bodies were recovered from the well. Police officials, who got the girls’ satchels, footwear and a suicide note from the scene, were still clueless.
In the complaint from parents, it was said the mobile phones of the girls were not reachable from Friday after they left their houses for college.While Monisha’s phone was found near the well, Priyanka’s and Saranya’s gadgets were reported missing.
Besides, the parents sensed foul play, but the police were not investigating into the case intensively. When contacted Villupuram SP Narendran Nayar said, “We know what to do and we have told that to the parents of the girls during the protest staged before Mundiyambakkam General Hospital on Sunday.”