Protests over the suicides of three students in Tamil Nadu is increasingly turning into a huge political controversy. Opposition party DMK on Monday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting High Court Judge.
Party President and former chief minister M Karunanidhi accused the administration of ‘cover-up.’
Three girls, Saranya, Monisha and Priyanka had allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a farm-well after tying themselves with dupatta on Saturday.
“However, their parents and others are denying this (suicide) and it is being said that the college was charging exorbitant fee amount and harassing the students,” PTI quoted Karunanidhi.
Karunanidhi’s statement asked for a proper probe to ascertain whether their death was caused by suicide or murder and that “even if it was suicide, the reason behind it should be clarified.”
“The state government should hold a judicial probe by a sitting Judge of the High Court and reveal the facts to ascertain the cause of their death.”
Meanwhile the suicide letter allegedly written by the girls has emerged.
Here’s the translation of their letter being shared on twitter.
Saranya, Monisha, Priyanka…we are students of SVS naturopathy medical college. This college is collecting enormous fees. But once paid for all of the fees, any (bill) receipt is not issued. There is no enough coaching to the extent fee is charged. We have no teachers to teach us. This was put up as complaint many times.. No steps taken. More than studying, we have been working more hours after joining here. Ever since we started study here, our families have been extremely stressed out. This college Chairman Vasuki (Subramanian) always abuse us calling us ‘criminals’. We have been suffering here in this college. At least now please take action against this college
Because of these reasons only we are committing suicide…! But this Chairman Vasuki might term us characterless after this. We are doing this only so action is taken against this college. We beg you not to take her words or believe if she speaks ill of us. We have still not passed our 2nd year. But they have extracted 6 lakhs fee from us.
All this is written by us in complete sensible state of mind.