TN students death: Jaya orders transfer of students to govt colleges

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Jan 31, 2016 00:40 IST
Students and police clash outside the SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College following the suicide of three medical students. (HT File Photo)

A few days after the uproar over suicide by three medical students in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday ordered the transfer of all the SVS Naturopathy and Yoga College students to government colleges, as was being demanded by the students and parents.

In a statement, the chief minister said all the students of the private college would be transferred to government-run naturopathy and yoga colleges. The homeopathy students of the private college would also be accommodated in a government college, it added.

Jayalalithaa issued the orders after the students met the MGR Medical university vice-chancellor on Thursday, demanding they all be transferred.

Many students had joined the private college — which did not even have basic facilities — as they were allotted the college during the counselling conducted by the MGR Medical University.

The chief minister also used the opportunity to hit out at the DMK, saying it was the Karunanidhi government that had granted permission to the college.

Jayalalithaa said the case has been handed over to the CBCID after serious doubts were expressed over the impartiality of the local police, which the parents of the deceased alleged was trying to hush up the case.

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