Tamil Nadu BJP alleges school's conversion bid behind suicide of 17-year-old girl

Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS): Tamil Nadu BJP president and former IPS officer, K. Annamalai has demanded a detailed and impartial probe into the suicide of a 17-year-old student of the plus two course in a Christian missionary school at Thirukattupalli.

The girl had consumed poison on January 9 and the Thirukattupalli police got the information from her parents on January 15 and registered a case. The girl gave a dying declaration at the Thanjavur Medical College hospital on January 19 against the hostel warden of the school.

The police registered a criminal case against the warden under IPC section 305 (abetment of suicide of child) and sections 75 (punishment for cruelty to child) and 82(1) (indulging in corporal punishment with the aim of disciplining a child) of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act.

The hostel warden was arrested following the dying declaration of the girl and remanded in judicial custody.

The police FIR said that the girl was staying at the hostel and was forced by the warden to do domestic chores and she allegedly took her life as she was unable to bear the pressure by the warden.

The BJP Tamil Nadu leadership however said that the girl committed suicide following pressure to convert by the school management and the dying statement of the girl is an indicator of this. K. Annamalai told mediapersons that the Tamil Nadu government must enact the anti-conversion law. He demanded an end to forced conversions in the state.

Meanwhile Thanjavur District Superintendent of police, G. Ravali Priya warned of action against those who spread fake news about the death of the student and said that provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act would be invoked against the perpetrators.

She also warned against circulating the photos of the 17-year-old student as well as her dying statement and said that action would be taken against them.

The Hindu Munnani has also demanded a detailed investigation into the alleged conversion-related suicide of the girl and called upon the government to enact the anti-conversion law at the earliest.



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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    This man once respected lost all his ethos... Looks like how much ever good person one be once join this Sanghi Party have to imbibe evil ideas to propagate and market their party... Their ideology always carries lies, fabrication and communal vendetta...

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    This man seems to have lost his head, just like many of his party men. Just because the girl was studying in a Christian school, how can he conclude that she was forced to convert to Christianity? Does BJP get some kind of divine vision of conversion when something happens in a Christian institution? This shows how cheap people can get to fulfil their ulterior motives.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    annamalai's experience in DK will help him a lot in dividing the society..this is just the beginning....but he should be careful as Catholics and non-brahimins in TAmilandu are united and are very dangerous...the drama the blue JP does in karnataka especially land of monkeys will not work in Chikki Nadu..

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    Hello, Annamalai, nice idea.

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  • Karavali Lover, Katpadi-Udupi

    Sat, Jan 22 2022

    Slowly and steadily these so called politicians will turn our beautiful country into Afghanistan one day. For their vote back politics they are ready to go to any extent, shame on them. Punish the warden , why giving religious color only when Christians and Muslims are involved!!??. In Moodbidri Alva's college couple of girls ended up with suicide but that time these so called politicians never spoke about any religion.!!??. My dear countrymen stop entertaining such politicians.

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  • sushil, mangalore

    Fri, Jan 21 2022

    This is nothing but another scam by the RSS and BJP to mislead the people of India , to malign the name of minority christian community under the pretext of conversion. The agenda is clear use and tarnish the image of harmless non violent peace loving christian community as their political pawn to get votes. This is how they want to secure the Majority Dalit and backward community votes by keeping them uneducated and economically dependent on Minority upper class community ruling most part of India.

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