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Saranya Jayakumar, member of Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
Saranya Jayakumar, member of Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

Tamil Nadu student death case: Child Rights Commission visits school, says hostel not registered under Hostels Act

ANI | Updated: Jul 21, 2022 23:21 IST


Kallakuruchi (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 21 (ANI): Following the death of a Class 12 student in Tamil Nadu's Kallakuruchi, Commission for Protection of Child Rights members visited the school on Thursday and conducted a detailed inquiry.
The Commission said that the hostel didn't have a license, was not registered under the Hostels Act.
"Conducted a detailed inquiry. The hostel didn't have a license, wasn't registered under Hostels Act. We have been told that some 24 girls and 83 boys were lodged there," said Saranya Jayakumar, member of Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
"Any pvt hostel has to be registered under Hostels Act in Tamil Nadu. It's a warning. All schools, colleges and private hostels must apply for a license under the Act, and get it approved by District Magistrate," she added.
Violence erupted in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi after the death of a Class 12 student, who purportedly jumped to her death from the terrace of her hostel at a private school in Kallakuruchi.
The district Superintendent of Police, S Selvakumar was transferred yesterday. Triplicane Deputy Commissioner of Police Pakalavan has been appointed as Kallakurichi Superintendent of Police.
This comes after a team of the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CID) asked the parents of the deceased girl student to collect her body for final rites, as the probe team has initiated the investigation into the case that sparked violence in the State.
CB-CID has put a notice outside the deceased girl's house in the Cuddalore district informing the family members about the re-postmortem and asked her parents to collect her body for final rites.
On Sunday, the Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu, who made a spot visit to the school, ordered the transfer of the case to the CB-CID.On July 18, the Madras High Court ordered a second autopsy of the girl who killed herself after she was allegedly harassed by two teachers at her school in Kallakurichi.
The court ordered that the father of the girl be allowed to remain during the procedure.
The first post-mortem report mentioned "abrasions", according to the police. The cause of death as mentioned in the first autopsy was multiple injuries and haemorrhage.

The father of the deceased girl has moved the Supreme Court, seeking an amendment of the Madras High Court order on the second autopsy.
The Class XII student who purportedly jumped from the terrace of her hostel at a private school in Tamil Nadu's Kallakuruchi sparked violent protests in the district, prompting the Salem police to deploy heavy security around the school and other areas. Section 144 had to be imposed in several areas. The High Court also ordered the Police to find out who instigated the violence.
A Class 12 student in Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi died by suicide after alleged torture by teachers.
Violence broke out in parts of Tamil Nadu after the Class 12 student jumped off her hostel building on July 13. She was allegedly tortured by a teacher, as stated in the girl's suicide note.
Meanwhile, a notice has been issued to all private nursery, matriculation and CBSE schools that remained closed on Monday following violent protests over the death of the schoolgirl.
The Directorates of Matriculation on Tuesday sent notices to 987 private schools, seeking an explanation from them over the closing of schools against the government's instructions.
Condemning the violence on Kallakurichi school, 987 schools in Tamil Nadu remained closed on Monday. Earlier Government warned that there will be stern action if any private school decided to close operations.
"All private nursery, matriculation & CBSE schools will remain closed tomorrow in the state to protest against the attack on Kaniyamoor Sakthi Matriculation School in Kallakurichi," KR Nandhakumar, State President, Tamil Nadu Private School Association said on Monday.
Also, School Secretary, Principal, school correspondent and two teachers were sent to 15 day-remand in connection with the death of a 17-year-old school girl in Kallakurichi, Tamil NaduRelatives of the girl and people belonging to her village in the Cuddalore district have been protesting outside the school.
On Sunday, protesters clashed with the police and set several buses on fire.
Her family alleges that two teachers had mentally harassed and humiliated her.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, addressed the media on the incident and called the violence 'worrying' and urged the protesters to maintain peace. Promising justice for the Class 12th student, Stalin said, "I have asked the DGP and the home secretary to travel to Kallakurichi. Accused will be punished when the police probe over the school girl's death ends." (ANI)

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