Tamil Nadu triple suicide: CM Jayalalithaa transfers students to govt college

CHENNAI(PTI): Days after three girl students of a private college killed themselves over alleged exorbitant fee demands, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday ordered a transfer of the yoga and naturopathy students from that institution to a state-run college.

She also said that the case of the triple suicide was transferred to the CB-CID by the Director General of Police based on her orders.

“Considering the welfare of students of SVS Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College (in Villupuram District), I have ordered transfer of students of yoga and naturopathy to the state-run Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College,” she said in an official release here.

As regards homoeopathy college of the same SVS group, she said she has ordered steps to get the students admitted in the government homoeopathy medical college after getting the requisite Central approval.

On January 23, three girl students of SVS Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy at Villupuram had allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a farm well after harassment by the management demanding ‘exorbitant’ fees.

The college head Vasuki Subramaniam surrendered in a court in Chennai on January 25 and was remanded to judicial custody, while two others, including its principal, were arrested in connection with the case.

On January 27, the Madras High Court allowed a fresh autopsy of one of the three college girls who allegedly committed suicide, on request by her father. Tamilarasan had moved a petition on January 25 in the High Court, seeking a CB-CID inquiry and a fresh post-mortem in a state-run hospital in Chennai. He had also requested that a doctor of his choice be present during the autopsy.