The court had rejected their bail petitions on March 3

Three students death Madras HC grants bail to Villipuram college chairman
news Education Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:04

The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted bail to the Chairman and Principal of SVS Medical College in Villupuram where three girl students allegedly committed suicide in January this year over exorbitant fee demands by the college management.

Justice K Kalyanasundaram granted bail to Vasuki Subramaniam and Kalanidhi when their bail petitions came up before him today.

The court had on March 3 rejected their bail petitions.

On January 23, three girl students of SVS Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy at Villupuram committed suicide by jumping into a farm well after alleged harassment by the management demanding 'exorbitant' fees.

Vasuki Subramaniam had surrendered in a court in Chennai on January 25 and was remanded to judicial custody, while two others, including Kalanidhi, were arrested in connection with the case.

On January 27, the HC allowed a fresh autopsy of one of the girls who committed suicide on a request by her father who had sought a CB-CID inquiry and a fresh post-mortem in a state-run hospital in Chennai. He had also requested that a doctor of his choice be present during the autopsy.

The state CB-CID investigating the case had on February 8 submitted in the Court that the autopsy report of one of the deceased girls disclosed that death was not due to drowning.

On February 11, the Court allowed the second post mortem of one of the three girl students.

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