Nation Current Affairs 10 Jan 2017 Social media forces ...

Social media forces Kerala govt to order probe in Jishnu Pranoy's death case

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT RAJ
Published Jan 10, 2017, 6:35 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2017, 7:36 am IST
The activists also criticised media organisations for keeping silent on the suicide and the subsequent developments.
The protest had been brewing since Saturday with the relatives and students alleging that Jishnu Pranoy was threatned by invigilator Praveen.
 The protest had been brewing since Saturday with the relatives and students alleging that Jishnu Pranoy was threatned by invigilator Praveen.

Kochi: The social media has forced the government to order an inquiry on Monday into the death of Jishnu Pranoy, a first-year undergraduate engineering student of Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Thrissur, on Friday. Jishnu   was found hanging with veins cut in the hostel after the  examiner had caught  him copying in the exam hall. He  had also threatened to ban Jishnu  from  appearing in other exams.

With the social media taking up the case, the union activists staged a protest before the college which turned violent  and the police registered a case.

 

A few students of the college had started sharing the pictures of  Jishnu on Saturday.   During  the last two days,  the people  changed  their profile pictures and  trended  #JusticeforJishnu. Many termed his suicide as  "institutional murder." Some also signed an online petition seeking action against the college authorities for the inhuman treatment meted out by them to the students.

Director Aashiq Abu led the online debate by posting the  picture of a teacher of the college trying to beat up a student and sharing  the pictures of students protesting on the college campus.

 

The activists also criticised media organisations for keeping silent on the suicide and the subsequent developments. After the topic was debated on Facebook, the  former students of Nehru College and other colleges opened  up  and shared shocking facts, including exorbitant  fee structure imposed by the college. Many posted their experiences when they studied in the college.

"When I raised my voice, the chairman of the college beat me up. Later,  they even hired a mechanic who came to fix AC on the campus to beat me up. The teachers are also engaged in harassing students by manhandling them. A teacher even used to go to the hostels and houses to attack them. The college, in fact, hired a thug as a teacher,” a student posted.

 

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
-->