#KallakurichiProtest : After Massive Furore , Kallakurichi SP Transferred ; Chief Minister M K Stain Vows Action

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Following the violence that erupted in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi after the death of a Class 12 student, who purportedly jumped to her death from the terrace of her hostel at a private school, the district Superintendent of Police, S Selvakumar has been transferred with immediate effect. As per ANI report, Triplicane Deputy Commissioner of Police Pakalavan has been appointed as Kallakurichi Superintendent of Police.

The new SP of Kallakurichi, P Pakalavan, who took charge of district amid unrest . told ANI , “My 1st agenda is to restore peace. Citizens must feel safe. Case now taken over by special investigative agencies & we’ll render them utmost help to unearth crime behind girl’s death.”

This comes after a team of the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CID) asked the parents of the deceased girl student to collect her body for final rites, as the probe team has initiated the investigation into the case that sparked violence in the State.

CB-CID has put a notice outside the deceased girl’s house in the Cuddalore district informing the family members about the re-postmortem and asked her parents to collect her body for final rites.

On Sunday, the Director General of Police C Sylendra Babu, who made a spot visit to the school, ordered the transfer of the case to the CB-CID.

On July 18, the Madras High Court has ordered a second autopsy of the girl who killed herself after she was allegedly harassed by two teachers at her school in Kallakurichi. The court ordered that the father of the girl be allowed to remain during the procedure.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin reacting to the incident stated : “The situation prevailing in Kallakurichi is regrettable. Those behind the girl’s death would be definitely punished after the completion of the police enquiry.”

Meanwhile, Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection Of Child Rights, to visit Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu on July 27 to inquire into the case of the suspicious death of a 17-year-old school girl in a residential school on July 17

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