A senior leader of the Puducherry BJP unit is facing an enquiry after two students from the Villupuram district drowned in the sea near their school on Sunday.
After a farewell party conducted by the school, students rushed to the beach, with a teacher accompanying them. They were going to participate in a swimming competition.
According to a report in Vikatan, Vignesh Raj and Guna Sanjay studying in ninth grade at the Swaminathan Vidyalaya school were found missing shorly after. Vignesh's body washed up on the shore of the Kalapattu area during search operations by the police.
Puducherry BJP unit President Swaminathan, who is currently head of the school, also owns the trust under which the school functions.
In a demonstration against the school authorities, parents of the students blocked the East Coast Road with Vignesh's body and demanded justice.
Kottakuppam Police are currently questioning Swaminathan on the matter. Guna Sanjay's body has not yet been recovered.
Swaminathan was elected Puducherry's BJP unit president a few days ago.