Chennai(India), Nov 23: Following arson and violence at Sathyabama University on Wednesday, university officials have shut the college and have asked the students to vacate the hostel. The officials have announced that the college will remain shut till January 3.
Violence erupted after Ragamonica,a first-year engineering student committed suicide. The body of the girl is at Royapetttah Government Hospital awaiting post-mortem.
The student took her life in the college hostel room after she was caught cheating in an exam. Students torched furniture of the university hostel and held noisy protests outside.
Sathyabama University has witnessed such kind of violence in the past, as well over issues of restrictions for students to interact with the other gender, dress code and approval issues from the All India Council for Technical Education.