Following the death of a 17-year-old girl from class 12, protests by villagers and youth intensified in in Kallakurichi district of north Tamil Nadu on Sunday morning. The girl who belonged to Kaniyamoor Sakthi private residential school, allegedly died due to suicide. However, protestors decried the private school where the girl was studying and called for complete justice.
Meanwhile, #JusticeForSrimathi is trending on Twitter as youngsters and students are completely moved by the case. #JusticeforDefenceStudents and #InternationalJusticeDay were also trending at the top on Twitter. Many videos have also shared the protest scenes, wherein people were seen standing on top of the school building.
A user shared his reaction on Twitter, “We want Justice…..Tamilnadu Government has to Tell Answer For This……I am Also An students …I can ask Against Anyone.”
Another user said, ‘This is just a sample of people’s anger Towards her Justice !”.
This is just the beginning🔥
— SK Prem SalemSFC Rolex™ (@SKPrem55) July 17, 2022
“I hope whoever is responsible for her death is held accountable,” wrote another.
I hope whoever is responsible for her death is held accountable.
கரம் கோர்ப்போம் நீதிக்கு.
— Harish Kalyan (@iamharishkalyan) July 17, 2022
The police said that around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, a school watchman found body of the girl on the hostel’s ground floor. She was living in a room on the third floor. Kallaurichi Superintendent of Police S. Selvakumar said a “suicide note” was found. The girl had written that she was depressed as two teachers insulted her in front of the class, for not doing well in her studies.
However, the girl’s mother is not willing to accept that she died by suicide. She has blamed the school authorities for the same, and the family has even refused to accept her post-mortem. The post-mortem report said, “All injuries are ante-mortem and fresh in nature. However, the final opinion has been reserved pending the report of a chemical analysis of viscera.”
On Sunday, a large number of locals and outsiders blocked traffic on the Chinna Salem-Kallakurichi Road and proceeded towards the school. When the police tried to stop them, the crowd broke the barricades and started pelting stones at the police.
The protestors heavily damaged the school property and transportation. A section of the protesters damaged the windowpanes of the school building and took away benches on their two-wheelers. As the situation remained tense, police reinforcements were rushed from Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai, and Villupuram districts.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has assured the public that the culprits of the girl’s death would be punished. He also urged the people to maintain peace and calm, and pose trust on their elected government.
References: The Hindu, News Room Post
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