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TN BJP alleges school’s conversion bid behind suicide of 17-year-old plus two girl

- January 21, 2022

Chennai, Jan 21 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu state president of the BJP and former IPS officer, K. Annamalai has demanded a detailed and impartial probe into the suicide of a 17-year-old plus two student of a Christian missionary school at  Thirukattupalli.

The girl student had consumed poison on January 9th and the Thirukattupalli police got the information from her parents on January 15th and police registered a case. The girl gave a dying declaration at the Thanjavur Medical college hospital on January 19th against the hostel warden of the school and died.

Police charged a criminal case against the warden under IPC section 305 (abetment of suicide of child) and sections 75 (punishment for cruelty to child) and 82(1) (indulging in corporal punishment with the aim of disciplining a child ) of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act.

The hostel warden was arrested following the dying declaration of the child and remanded in judicial custody.

However, police FIR said that the girl was staying at the hostel and was forced by the warden to do domestic chores and she allegedly took her life as she was unable to bear the pressure by the hostel warden.

BJP Tamil Nadu state leadership however said that the girl committed suicide following pressure to convert by the school management and the dying statement of the girl child is an indicator of this. K . Annamalai also told media persons that the  Tamil Nadu government must enact the anti-conversion law. The BJP state president demanded an end to forced conversions in the state.

Meanwhile Thanjavur District Superintendent of police, G. Ravali Priya warned of action against those who spread fake news on the death of the 17-year-old plus two student and said that provisions of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act would be revoked against the perpetrators.

She also warned against circulating the photos of the 17-year-old plus two student as well as her dying statement and said that action would be taken against them.

Hindu Munnani has also demanded a detailed investigation into the alleged conversion-related suicide of the 17-year-old girl student and called upon the government to enact the anti-conversion law at the earliest.