Student’s alleged suicide leads to violence at Chennai’s Sathyabama University

Sathyabama University violence: The report added that over 300 students are involved in the act, while 200 police personnel have been assigned to bring the situation back into normalcy.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2017 7:30 am
Sathyabama University, chennai university violence, Ragamonika, suicide Sathyabama University: As the news of the suicide came to light, students resorted to vandalism inside the college campus.

A first-year student at Chennai’s Sathyabama University allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday after she was reportedly humiliated by a professor for using unfair means during an examination, news agency ANI reported.

As the news of the suicide came to light, students resorted to vandalism inside the college campus. The News Minute (TNM) reported that the protests were initiated by the deceased’s batchmates and it soon turned into arson.

A student was quoted by TNM as saying: “They burnt stuff outside first-year men’s hostel. Then they burnt a tree. None of the buildings were damaged, I think. At 11.00 pm also there is a huge crowd outside the college gate.”

Over 300 students were reportedly involved in the act. Around 200 police personnel are present at the university campus to bring the situation back to normalcy.

Meanwhile, the victim’s body has been sent for post-mortem

The student, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, allegedly killed herself in her hostel room after she was sent out of the examination hall.

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  1. Narayanan Sy
    Nov 25, 2017 at 10:56 pm
    The illegal money making set up in the name of educational ins ution run by hardened criminals must be burnt down along with its owners. The management consisting of stinking unshaven men shamelessly demand 4 to 8 lakhs as capitation fee and treat students and their gaurdians as sacrificial lambs. In todays India High school certificate and proficiency in english language is enough to flourish in life. The children in future must be counselled to break away from the craziness of degree education and saved from the 0 of criminals operating the private colleges.
    1. J
      Nov 23, 2017 at 9:17 am
      There is no doubt that the students who indulged in these stupid protests are moneyed s ts who think They deserve the university degree even if they are heads. It is deplorable that TN which years ago produced the best students in India is now one of the cursed places for education
      1. S
        Sankaran Krishnan
        Nov 23, 2017 at 7:40 am
        What is the point in indulging protests when the student was at fault and sent out of the Examination Hall after she was caught for unfair means and the query is Are they justifying the unfair means of the student and in her support turns violence inside the campus and what for they had joined the Professional courses - to study or to indulge in violence ??? This only exposes that when the Education is commercialized and allowed the Colleges/Universities to collect Capitation Fees all undeserved students will join using money power and indulge in such acts - be it unfair means or protest inside the college/university campus forgetting the vlaue of Education and as well discipline !!!
        1. C
          Nov 23, 2017 at 7:07 am
          One more point- these are the students who pay Rs1 lakh pa fees and very high capitation fees varying between 5 to 20 lakhs! Their thinking- I pay so much- why I can’t Copy! TN is doing great! Future Employers - pl note the value systems of the students you may recruit!