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Tamil Nadu Srimathi Suicide Father’s Plea Rejected
The father of a Class XII girl has moved the apex court with a plea to include a doctor of her choice in the panel that will examine the second round of post-mortem.
The girl’s family has demanded an early hearing in the matter. The Supreme Court has said that it will hear the matter tomorrow.
A close aide of the family told to media today that their lawyers will make a mention before the Chief Justice of India.
The Madras High Court had ordered the autopsy again yesterday, but turned down the parents’ request to include a doctor of their choice in the medical panel.
On July 13, the girl allegedly jumped from the third floor of her hostel in the premises of a private residential school at Kallakurichi, about 260 km from Chennai. Police said a note found from her room stated that she was struggling in several subjects and was humiliated by her teachers.
The girl’s family alleges that the teachers mentally tortured her. They have also alleged that there was a blood-soaked palm print on a wall near the spot where she was found dead, and claimed that it pointed to a physical struggle.
The police have detained several employees of the school, including two teachers, the principal, the secretary and the correspondent.
Arguing the matter in the top court, the lawyer for the girl’s father said, “There is a lot of violence happening in the state. The postmortem is to start from today. Please order a stay on this. Let the doctor of our choice be involved in this.” should be included.”
To this, Chief Justice NV Ramana replied, “HC has already seized the case. Don’t you have faith in HC?”
When the lawyer insisted for an adjournment, the Supreme Court refused.
The girl’s death has triggered massive protests. Protests turned violent outside the school premises on Sunday as protesters ransacked classrooms, vandalized classrooms and set school buses on fire.
The High Court has asked the police to take strict action against the rioters. More than 100 suspects have been detained for rioting.
In Tamil Nadu Srimathi Suicide Row Chief Minister MK Stalin has called for peace.
“The events of Kallakurichi have given a lot of pain. Educational institutions should think and teach students as their own children. Whatever is happening against this, I warn you we will stand before the law and will punish. Taking advantage of this tragic incident, some have joined together and acted against the law. Everyone should realize that violence is against development. Only a peaceful Tamil Nadu can be an inclusive Tamil Nadu,” Mr Stalin said.