Second Postmortem In Chennai Student’s Suicide Case Gets Court Nod


CHENNAI MADRAS HIGH COURT:  Has ordered a fresh postmortem on one of the three medical students who allegedly committed suicide in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district last week. The court said the medical team conducting the postmortem should include a doctor of the parents’ choice.
The order came after the father of one of the students – Monisha – alleged foul play in his daughter’s death and filed a petition seeking a fresh postmortem. The family had refused to take possession of the body.

The bodies of the three young women — students of SSV College of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences -were fished out of a well opposite to the college on Saturday.Monisha and her two friends had repeatedly complained about the lack of facilities in the college, and the exorbitant fees allegedly charged without anything to show for it.

Police said they committed suicide to highlight the poor condition of the college. “Act at least now against this college,” read a suicide note that they wrote, describing the lack of even the basic facilities in the eight-year-old college.

A trip to the college, located 170 km from Chennai, had showed an appalling lack of infrastructure. There is no hospital building, the room labeled Operation Theatre looks ready to collapse, the room meant to be the mortuary stocks cement bags.

The ward was used as a hostel for students and the mortuary was the dining room,” Monisha’s father Tamilarasan, Had told NDTV. He and his wife T Sangeetha had alleged that the college charged more than three times the fee prescribed by the government.

Registrar of the M G R Medical University Dr P Arumugam has said the college may have hired doctors and equipment during inspection.

The college founder Vasuki Subramanium, her son Sowkar Varma and principal Kalanithi have been arrested.

More than 50 students who were protesting against the young womens’ deaths in Chennai were detained by the police today.