Disaster drill trainer nabbed for pushing Tamil Nadu college girl off second floor
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said he has directed the police and the higher education department to take stringent action against those who organised the drill "without obtaining due approval".
19-year-old student died when she jumped off the second floor of a college building during a disaster management drill, following which a trainer was arrested for allegedly prodding her to take the leap, police said on Friday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said he has directed the police and the higher education department to take stringent action against those who organised the drill "without obtaining due approval". He also announced a solatium of '5 lakh to the deceased's family.
In a video of the incident, which went viral, the girl appeared to be reluctant to take the jump even though a net was put up for her safe landing and, it seemed, the trainer was trying to push her, police said.
Rs 5 lakh
Compensation the government has announced for the deceased's family
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