Staff Reporter

College management bars student from having food over payment of fee: petition

Student’s family delays payment of dues owing to financial problems

ANANTAPUR: A member of Bar Association of Anantapur, B. Narayana Reddy, has lodged a petition with the Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission on the suicide of a student of a private junior college here on January 27.

Compensation

He urged the human rights body to direct the police to register a case under Section 302 of the IPC against the college management and compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to the student’s family.

In his petition, Mr. Narayana Reddy explained that M. Aravinda Reddy of Gasikavaripalli village in Bukkapatnam mandal was studying Intermediate II year-MPC in Sri Sai Junior College in Sharada Nagar here as a resident student and he was harassed badly by the college management for payment of Rs. 2,000 due fee.

All the students were told to pay due amount immediately after Sankranti vacation.

However, the student’s family had delayed the payment of due amount due to their financial problems and eventually the amount was remitted on January 24.

But, the college management had barred the student from having food for five consecutive days from re-opening of the college after Sankranti vacation till he attempted a suicide in his hostel room on January 27.

The student’s parents shifted him to a private hospital in Bangalore on January 27 for better treatment, after he was given initial treatment here, and he breathed last on January 28.

Harassment

The advocate blamed the college management for the loss of life and its harassment of the student had amounted to violation of Fundamental Right of Right to Life.

The petitioner alleged that the student was forced to end due to the inhuman treatment and mental torture by the college management.

He mentioned college correspondent U. Madhuri as the respondent.