Police prevent student from committing suicide

Police prevent student from committing suicide
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Jayanti has to clear fee dues of A Rs 16,000 Her appeals fall on college mgmt's deaf ears Frustrated...

  • Jayanti has to clear fee dues of A Rs 16,000
  • Her appeals fall on college mgmt's deaf ears
  • Frustrated student attempts suicide

Tirupati: A post graduate student of TTD-run Sri Padmavathi Mahila Degree and PG College on Monday made a suicide attempt when she was allegedly not allowed to attend practical exams as she has to clear a fee due of Rs 16,000.

M Jayanti, studying MSc Bio-Technology, told the college management that she couldn't pay the fee due to financial problems and requested them to give her ample time to pay the fee after which only she will take back her original certificates. She also explained to the college management that they can retain Rs 16,000 from the fee reimbursement of Rs 20,000 which she would be getting from the government and appealed to them to let her appear for the exams.

When the officials didn't listen to her requests, she first met Registrar of Sri Venkateswara University Prof. K Sathyavelu Reddy. When he was negotiating with the college management, she met SVU Vice-Chancellor also, who assured of paying the fee on her behalf and permit her to appear for the practical exams.

But she lost courage and tried to commit suicide from the University building. Concerned co-students alerted the police who managed to prevent Jayanti's suicide bid. Circle Inspector Naga Subbanna assured Jayanti of trying to get permission for her to write the exam if not, he even told to pay the fee from his pocket. He handed over Jayanti to her mother.

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