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Class twelve girl commits suicide in Cuddalore, Third suicide in two weeks in TN

- July 26, 2022

Chennai, July 26 (BPNS)

A Class twelve student committed suicide at her home in Cuddalore on Tuesday. Cuddalore district superintendent of Police told BPNS that the student had a rift with her mother and in a fit of fury she entered her room and committed suicide.

This is the third incident of a Plus two student committing suicide in Tamil Nadu in a span of two weeks. On July 13 a class twelve student of a private school at Kallakurichi jumped to death from the third floor of the hostel of the private school. The suicide of the girl sparked violence in Kallakurichi with the hundreds of protestors vandalizing the school, torching school buses, burning a police vehicle, and destroying and torching several two-wheelers on July 17th.

Intense stone and bottle pelting also took place at the spot against the police injuring senior IPS officers including Inspector General of Police, B. Pandyan, and Superintendent of Police, R. Selvakumar. The Chief Minister sent a fact-finding team comprising of the state police chief and home secretary to ascertain the facts and to report to the home department.

In a similar incident, a Class twelve student of Tiruvallur district hanged herself to death in her hostel room on Monday, July 25. The family and relatives of the girl protested in front of the school and did not accept the body. They finally relented after police and district administration put pressure on the family.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin has ordered a comprehensive inquiry into the factors leading to the suicides of these three girls.