VILLUPURAM/CHENNAI:SVS Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy correspondent Vasuki Subramanian’s driver Vengatesan, who was on the run following the alleged suicide of three girl students of the college, surrendered at the Saidapet court in Chennai on Wednesday and was remanded till February 5. Vengatesan appeared before IX Metropolitan Magistrate Court around 12.30pm at Saidapet and magistrate Philip Nicholas Alex remanded him in judicial custody.
According to a source, Vengatesan, who is also the founder of Adidravidar Puratchi Kazhagam, had acted as the college’s manager and allegedly threatened students who had protested exorbitant fees and lack of facilities in the institution. Once an active member of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Vengatesan used to manage the daily affairs of the college though he was appointed only as Vasuki’s chauffeur. Sources said he allegedly threatened and silenced students who wanted to leave the college, when they demanded their fees and certificates back.
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court gave the nod for the second postmortem of T Monisha, one of the three girls who were found dead near the college. Though an autopsy was conducted in Villupuram, her parents had demanded another autopsy in Chennai suspecting foul play.