Students petition to Lt Governor seeking arrest of teachers

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Students petition to Lt Governor seeking arrest of teachers
Puducherry, Feb 26: A delegation of the student outfits today presented a memorandum to Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria seeking immediate arrest of five teachers, against whom cases had been booked under section 306 of IPC (abetment to commit suicide) in connection with the suicide of girl student.

The first year student of a private engineering college at nearby Kalitheerthalkuppam allegedly committed suicide on February 24 by jumping from the fourth floor of the building.

Parents of the girl insisted that till justice was done in the case they would not take the body of the girl, which had been kept in the mortuary in JIPMER. Students leaders and her parents alleged that the girl was tortured by some of the teachers for her poor academic performance following which she committed suicide. 

PTI

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