Student’s suicide: Kerala govt announces solatium of Rs 10 lakh

Amidst continuing protests over the alleged suicide of engineering college student Jishnu, the Kerala government announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to his family.

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, decided to give the financial aid to the family of the 18-year-old youth, a computer science student of the private Nehru College of Engineering at Pambady in Thrissur district.

He was found hanging in the hostel bathroom last week.

“The state cabinet decided to allow Rs 10 lakh as financial aid to the family of Jishnu,” an official statement said.

Protest marches taken out by various student outfits over the issue turned violent recently as a section of them went on a rampage in the college campus, damaging properties.

Students alleged that authorities had harassed Jishnu after he was caught for ‘copying’ in an examination.

(Agencies)

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