Parent of a student who died during a demonstration in a dormitory

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TWO family members of a student from Tamil Nadu started a sit-in outside the college entrance after she was found dead in a dormitory.

Makkal Osai reported that the police had been deployed to the Chennai School of Nursing.

Apparently, the second-year student at the Chennai-based nursing school had taken her own life.

A similar protest last month by the family of a deceased private school student turned into a full-blown riot.

Buses and police vehicles were torched while the school was also attacked by rioters leading police to fire warning shots.

Fearing a repeat, police were quickly deployed to the college in Tamil Nadu to prevent any escalation.

People with problems can contact the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim Family, Social and Community Care Center (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers and opening hours).

● The above article is compiled from vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). Thus, the stories are grouped according to the respective language/media. When a paragraph begins with this sign ‘>’, it designates a distinct short story.


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