CB-CID Probe into Students' Deaths Begins

Sleuths plan to take main accused into custody for inquiry in the SVS college case

Published: 31st January 2016 04:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2016 04:52 AM   |  A+A-


VILLUPURAM: The Crime Branch - Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) on Saturday  started inquiry into the three private medical college students’ death.

The sleuths inspected the college premises and the farm well, where the girls’ bodies were found and a plan was on to take main accused persons under their custody for inquiry.

On the evening of January 23, T Monisha (19) of Ernavur in Chennai, E Saranya (19) of Cheyur in Kancheepuram district and V Priyanka (19) of Thiruvarur, studying second year at SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College in Bangaram village near Chinna Salem, were found dead in the farm well near the college premises. Chinna Salem police rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies and sent them to the government medical college hospital in Mundiampakkam for an autopsy.

A case was registered at Chinna Salem police station. After inquiry, police filed case against the college chairman Vasugi Subramanian, her husband Subramanaian, son Swakathvarma, college principal Kalanidhi, and her driver and founder of Athidravidar Puratchi Kazhagam P Vengatesan. On Sunday last,  police arrested Swakathvarma and Kalanidhi at his house in Gingee.  On Monday afternoon, Vasugi surrendered at Tambaram court and was remanded in Puzhal jail for three days.

On Wednesday morning, Vengatesan surrendered at Saidapet court in Chennai and was remanded in Puzhal jail till February 5.

Autopsy was done on Saranya’s and Priyanka’s  bodies on Sunday and they were handed over to their parents, who took them to their home towns. Monisha’s body was kept in the hospital after autopsy the same night and was sent to Kipauk Hospital in Chennai on Thursday for the second autopsy in in line with an order issued by Madras High Court, during the hearing of her father Tamilarasan writ petition.

students Thank Jayalalithaa

Villupuram: Students of SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College on Saturday thanked Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for ordering their transfer to government colleges. This decision was taken as the students felt their future was uncertain ever since the death of three girls, whose bodies were found in a farm well near the college campus. 

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