Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
News Updates

Kallakurichi Student Death: Madras High Court Directs Parents To Hand Over Her Mobile Phone To CB-CID

Upasana Sajeev
28 Sep 2022 3:45 AM GMT
Kallakurichi Student Death: Madras High Court Directs Parents To Hand Over Her Mobile Phone To CB-CID
x

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the parents of a school girl, who died by suicide in Kallakurichi in July, to hand over her mobile phone to the CB-CID and cooperate with the investigation.During a hearing of the petition filed by the 17-year-old's father for a proper investigation in the case, the Public Prosecutor Hassan Mohammed Jinnah submitted that the girl's parents were...

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the parents of a school girl, who died by suicide in Kallakurichi in July, to hand over her mobile phone to the CB-CID and cooperate with the investigation.

During a hearing of the petition filed by the 17-year-old's father for a proper investigation in the case, the Public Prosecutor Hassan Mohammed Jinnah submitted that the girl's parents were not willing to hand over the mobile phone that she had been using during her stay at the hostel.
The court had earlier directed the CB-CID to expedite the probe.
"They are not handing over the phone. If they hand over the phone of the girl, the investigation can be completed easily," the PP submitted before the court.
During the hearing, the counsel representing the father prayed for supply of a copy of the CD of the post-mortems. This was however opposed by the Public Prosecutor who pointed to earlier court orders where the court had specifically directed against sharing of sensitive information relating to the case.

The girl had died on private school premises after alleged mistreatment by the teachers. This was followed by a violent protest in the area. Citing foul play her parents had earlier sought for a CB-CID inquiry to unearth the truth about her death.

The court on July 18 ordered that whenever an incident of unnatural death of a student occurs at an educational institution, the investigation has to be conducted by the CB-CID. It had also said the postmortem should be conducted by a team of three doctors in such cases.

Case Title: Ramalingam v The Director General of Police and ors

Case No: WPNo 18455 of 2022

Next Story