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CHENNAI: Women activist Shamina Shafiq on Sunday dubbed the suicide committed by three female students of a medical college in Tamil Nadu as ‘shocking’ and demanded a thorough probe so that the truth behind the unfortunate incident comes to the fore.”It is shocking that three students of the same college have committed suicide. There must have been a very serious issue that these girls took such a step. It is very unfortunate,” Shafiq said.
The former NCW member further said two angles must be looked into this unfortunate incident to get to the bottom of this case.
“A proper investigation should be carried out to find out the exact cause. Why they decided to end their lives in such a sad manner? With the increase in suicide cases in the colleges, it is necessary for the institutes to have proper psychological counselling to which the students can look upon in case they face any kind of mental trauma,” said Shamina.”There are various angles, which need to be looked upon. First, whether there was any psychological counselling? It is very necessary for the colleges to have such counselling as to where the students can go and look upon when they are facing any kind of mental trauma. Second, it is necessary to find whether there was any kind of sexual harassment with those students?” she added.
Meanwhile, former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh shifted the blame on the BJP-led NDA Government, saying that the HRD Ministry has been under controversies ever since the saffron party has come to power.”Recently, a student from Hyderabad University committed suicide and now these three girls in Tamil Nadu. What is the ministry doing?” Shukla asked.”The (HRD) Ministry should refrain from politics and must focus on students as it is a question of their future.