IIT Madras student’s suicide: Accused teacher questioned
Chennai: Police questioned a teacher at IIT Madras here accused in connection with the suicide of a first year student at the institution.
The teacher’s name was mentioned in the note that was found in the phone of the deceased Fathima Lathif. Her parents had accused the other day that the teacher had refused to give her marks she deserved in the exam.
The note was found by Fathima’s twin sister and their family friend Shine Dev while going through her phone at the police station. They reached Chennai Kotturpuram police station in connection with Fathima’s post mortem. They took a screen shot of these notes along with the evidences and submitted a complaint to the chief minister in the presence of minister J. Mercykutty Amma, and MLA’s M. Mukesh and M. Naushad in Kerala.
Fathima’s father Abdul Lathif claimed that the report that his daughter committed suicide because she scored less marks in the exam was baseless.
Fathima scored only 13 marks in her Logics paper examination. She then contacted her teacher through email claiming that there was a miscalculation and that she deserved five more marks in the examination. Fathima then informed her parents that the teacher had assured to give her more marks. However, the marks were not granted.
It is reported that Fathima, on the day of the incident, reached the mess hall at 9.30 pm and started crying. She was pacified by a woman. Abdul Lathif claims that the woman knows the reason behind his daughter’s suicide. He has also wanted to inspect the CCTV images from the area.
“We are concerned that the evidences including the phone and laptop will be destroyed. There has not been any cooperation or proper investigation from the part of the Tamil Nadu government,” Abdul Lathif claimed.