Another suicide in TN: A Class 12 girl ends her life in Cuddalore...Third such incident in two weeks!

In a shocking piece of news, Tamil Nadu has witnessed another suicide where a Class 12 girl ended her life in the Cuddalore district. Stunningly, this suicide has become the third such incident in the state in two weeks after the death of two Class 12 girls, one each from Kallakurichi and Tiruvallur. While these two students were staying in the hostel of their respective schools, this Cuddalore girl was found dead at her home on July 26- Tuesday. 

The back-to-back tragic events have left the state in a shock and turned heads from across the country even as the Tamil Nadu state government is assuring a proper probe into these incidents. Speaking to IANS, Cuddalore Superintendent of Police S Sakthi Ganesan told that the student had a rift with her mother and locked herself in the room and committed suicide. A further probe has been ordered into the death and Chief Minister MK Stalin has directed an inquiry into the factors that led the girls to end their lives.

On Monday, the Chief Minister appealed to the students, asking them to develop a positive attitude. He has affirmed that the government would not be a mute spectator to incidents of harassment of any kind towards girl students. MK Stalin said that the people who run educational institutions should have a service motive and they should not consider their establishments as business ventures. 

The Chief Minister has quoted the lines of Tamil poet Bharathiyar that inspire children to fight against those who harm them and said that his government would take stern action against those harming girl children. Addressing an event at a college in Chennai, MK Stalin said that all the responsible people behind these incidents would get appropriate punishment. He further told students not to exercise any suicidal thoughts. 

Urging teachers and parents to talk freely with students about their problems and goals, the Chief Minister said, "Students are not in colleges only to get degrees. You (teachers) must give them self-confidence, courage, and determination. Students, especially girls, must bravely face troubles, insults, and obstacles. It is my desire that Tamil Nadu students should not only be intellectually sharp, but they need to grow as physically and mentally strong persons."