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Students torch principal?s car

ENRAGED STUDENTS of JNCT College today torched the college principal?s car in retaliation to their fellow student Sonal Gangele?s suicide on May 4 even as Piplani police registered a case of abetting to suicide against five members of the college management and faculty.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 15:00 IST

ENRAGED STUDENTS of JNCT College today torched the college principal’s car in retaliation to their fellow student Sonal Gangele’s suicide on May 4 even as Piplani police registered a case of abetting to suicide against five members of the college management and faculty. 

The State Women’s Commission has also decided to probe the role of the college management in driving the girl to commit suicide.

Some unidentified students set ablaze principal Dr D N Paliwal’s Santro car that was parked about a kilometre away from the college. Dr Paliwal had parked the car away from the college anticipating violent protests from students.

Police personnel had been posted at the college campus to prevent any untoward incident but could do nothing to prevent the car being set ablaze as it was parked some distance away.

Nishatpura police have registered a case under Sections 147,148 and 427 of the IPC against unknown persons. Meanwhile, the Piplani police have registered a case under Section 306, 34 of the IPC against Dr B L Rai, Dr D N Paliwal, A J Khan, Poonam Chouksey and Upendra Gupta after investigating the circumstances that led Sonal to commit suicide.

On the other hand, College Advisory Board member J N Chouksey denied the charges saying around 50 students had been prevented from taking examination due to poor attendance. However, extra classes had been planned for such students, who were given the information.

He said the deceased’s parents had prior information that Sonal would be allowed to take her theory examination. Chouksey added some other reason behind the suicide could not be ruled out. 

Sonal Gangele was found hanging at her house in Bharat Nagar locality on May 4 morning. A suicide note was found in which she stated the college management had prevented her from taking her examinations and she was forced to commit suicide.