TN: Arson at Chennai's Sathyabama University after first-year student commits suicide
A First-year student at Chennai's Sathyabama University allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday after being scolded for copying during exams. Hours later, her body was sent to Royapettah Government Hospital for post-mortem.
The students of the University went on a rampage and set fire to things inside the campus. First reports of the violence came in at around 8.30 pm. It is learned that the student hailing from Andhra Pradesh allegedly committed suicide in her college hostel soon after she was sent to the exam hall.
The deceased has been identified as Ragamonika. However, the name has not been revealed officially. The incident happened when the girl was writing the chemistry paper for her semester exam and was found copying. The invigilator then informed other officials and asked her to leave the hall.
However, students alleged that Ragamonika killed herself after she was humiliated by a professor for copying.
Meanwhile, the parents of the victim are on their way from Hyderabad and none of them blamed the university. A case has been registered under section CrPc 174 ( (unnatural death) and further investigations are on.