Student ends life after being pulled up over a quarrel: Police

By PTI Published on Jul 18, 2018 11:33 AM IST

Coimbatore: An 18-year old student of a government polytechnic here has allegedly committed suicide upset over being reprimanded by a part-time staff, triggering a protest by 200 students, police said.

Sanjay Prasad was found hanging in a room at his house in neighbouring Tirupur, they said.

He was said to be upset after the staff had pulled him up for having a quarrel with another student and asked both of them to bring their parents.

The students staged a demonstration on the campus of the institute, demanding immediate action against the part-time staff.

Authorities declared a holiday for the polytechnic and assured the students that their demand would be looked into, following which the agitation was given up, police said.