1st yr IT girl student commits suicide

Ramanathapuram, Feb1 (PTI): A first year IT girl student ofMohammed Sathak Engineering College at Keelakarai in thisdistrict allegedly committed suicide by drinking poison today.

Police, quoting a letter written by the 17-year-old girl,aTamil medium student, said she was not interested in studies.

But her Parents had forced her to join the course.As she couldnot cope with the tough syllabus, she had committed suicide.

Meanwhile the girl''s relatives and some local politicalfunctionaries staged a picketing agitation, demanding anenquiry into her death and payment of compensation from thecollege to the next of kin.

They dispersed after police assured them that an enquirywould be held. pti cor ssn apr

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