Disaster drill trainer nabbed for pushing Tamil Nadu college girl off second floor

Jul 14, 2018, 10:00 IST | Agencies

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".

Disaster drill trainer nabbed for pushing Tamil Nadu college girl off second floor
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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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