26, Jan 2016
• 26 Jan 2016
• Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
• KV Lakshmana [email protected]
CHENNAI: The district administration and police in Villupuram stuck to the suicide theory on Monday and arrested the chairman’s son and the administrator of the private medical college where three girl students allegedly committed suicide, even as the parents of the girls maintained that their children were murdered and dumped into a well.
The two were sent to judicial custody till February 8.
The post mortem report confirmed that the three girls died due to drowning and said there were no injury marks. This flies in the face of the allegations made by the parents of the deceased that their wards were killed and then thrown into a well opposite the college campus.
However, the Madras HC admitted a petition filed by the father of one of the deceased — T Monisha — seeking a second autopsy in Chennai and directed the government to preserve her body till Wednesday, the next date of hearing of the petition.
Meanwhile, the Opposition kept up the pressure on the government and sought an impartial judicial probe.
The probe has also revealed that the private institution was functioning without recognition which was cancelled a couple of years ago.