Inter student suicide: Telangana police attack father for protesting

Patancheru: The Telangana police unleashed their high-handedness against the parents of an Intermediate student, who allegedly committed suicide at Narayana College near Patancheru. While the parents of the student protested against shifting the girl’s body forcefully, the policemen were seen kicking the girl’s father, in a scuffle that ensued on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old student had committed suicide on February 26 in the college campus. Following the unfortunate incident, her parents have been protesting, demanding an explanation from the college authorities.

On February 26, as the parents protested against shifting their daughter’s body forcefully, the policemen were seen attacking the girl’s father. While the girl’s father fell on the police’s feet, pleading them to not shift his daughter’s body, he was allegedly kicked and dragged by the policemen, before they shifted the student’s body.

16-year-old Sandhya Rani was studying in Intermediate First year at Narayana Residential campus located near Patancheru in the outskirts of the city. She was found hanging in one of the bathrooms in the college hostel on Tuesday.

Demanding an explanation from the college authorities for her suicide,  the parents protested when the body was being shifted to Patancheru Government hospital for post-mortem. They further demanded that the college should explain the cause of death and blamed them for being negligent.

However, the policemen had allegedly tried to shift the body of the student even as it was preserved in the freezer box. As cops took to heels along with the freezer box, her parents tried to stop them. As they reached the main gate with the freezer box, Sandhya Rani’s father fell on their feet appealing them to leave his daughter’s body. The cops had, in retort, abused him and kicked him as he fell to the ground, while the body was sent for postmortem.

While Minister KT Rama Rao has said, “Will take it to the notice and request Home Minister Mahmood Ali Saab and
Telangana DGP Garu to review the insensitive handling by these policemen. Showing empathy in times of grief such as this is the basic courtesy that is expected of Govt officials. (sic)”

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