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The News Minute| October 2, 2014| 8.40 pm IST

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD minister Smriti Irani seeking their intervention into the immolation attempt by a college girl here.

ABVP activists at a meeting in sector 12 demanded high-level inquiry into the self-immolation attempt by Pinky Chauhan a student of the government-run women's college here.

Pinky, a B.Sc second year student, was among over 1,000 students who were protesting Monday against the management of the Government Post-Graduate College for Women near sector 14 and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, for "intentionally" giving them low marks.

During the protests Pinky set herself on fire. She has been admitted to burns ward of a hospital in Delhi with nearly 90 percent burn injuries.

College principal Usha Malik was transferred and relieved with immediate effect. The district administration had announced holiday till Oct 6 in all three government colleges of Gurgaon city.


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