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TN Hostel Scare: Second suicide within two weeks, 12th class student girl found dead on campus

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tiruvallur: In yet another shocking incident that came to fore from Tamil Nadu in which a class 12th student girl found dead in her hostel premises. She was student of Sacred Heart School in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvallur district, officials have said. Second suicide case within two weeks. Police said no suicide note has been recovered yet and investigation is underway.

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“The student was found hanging, we can’t say anything more,” said Cephas Kalyan, Superintendent of Police, Tiruvallur.

Heavy security has been deployed at the school amid protests by her parents and relatives, officials said. The student identified as Sarala, was from Tiruttani in Tamil Nadu. Security has also been deployed in her village to prevent any law and order situation.

A senior officer told sources that the case would be transferred to CB-CID wing of the state police. following a recent order by the Madras High Court. This is second such incident in two weeks where a student was found dead at her school in Tamil Nadu.

On July 13, a class 12 student of a matriculation school in Kallakurichi district was found dead under suspicious circumstances at her school hostel leading to violent protests that left several people, including senior police officers, injured. The protesters had also set at least 15 buses on fire.

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Five people including her school principal and two teachers were arrested after police found a note in which she had blamed two teachers for “humiliating her for her academic performance”.

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered a team of doctors to analyse the autopsy reports of the girl. The high court also said that deaths in educational institutions must be investigated by the state probe body, CB-CID, in the future.

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