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School girl suicide sparks outrage in TN: Madras HC orders second post-mortem, teachers detained

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Chennai: In the breaking development in the case, The Madras High Court has once again ordered a postmortem in the case of suicide of a girl student in Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu. The court’s decision comes a day after mob violence, arson and vandalism broke out in the premises of a private residential school following the death of the student. The court has directed the police to take strict action against the rioters and those instigating them. CBCID to probe deaths in education institute.

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At the same time, two teachers of the school were taken into custody in the case. Police officials gave this information. He said around 300 people have been taken into custody for their involvement in the violent incidents on July 17 and vandalism in the school and their interrogation is on.

According to officials, 70 people were taken into custody on Sunday in connection with the girl’s death, while three people, including a woman holding senior positions in the school management, were arrested. The girl’s family has accused two teachers, who teach maths and chemistry, of torturing the girl in the name of studies.

A 17-year-old girl, studying in Class 12 at a private residential school in Kaniyamoor area of ​​Chinnaseelam, about 15 km from Kallakurichi, was found dead in the hostel premises on July 13. Kallakurichi is about 260 kms from Chennai. The girl’s room was on the third floor of the hostel. He allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the upper floor. However, the postmortem report indicated that the girl had sustained multiple injuries before she died.

Police have registered a case and started investigation. The girl’s parents, relatives and people of Perianasalur have been continuously protesting demanding justice, raising various apprehensions in the case of her death. Protests are going on in both the districts of Kallakurichi and Cuddalore.

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The court has also asked police to take strict action against those conducting social media trials. It has said deaths in educational institutions must be investigated by the premier agency CB-CID in the future.

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