Members of the SC, ST Vigilance Monitoring Committee expressed serious concern over witnesses turning hostile by the time cases reach the court, stating that efforts need to be put in place to provide protection to them. The meeting was held here on Thursday presided by Collector A. Dinakarbabu and attended by Superintendent of Police G. Vijay Kumar, Medak Sub-Collector Bharathi, Additional Joint Collector B.S.V.V.S. Murthy among others. Participating in the meeting, some of the members said that Sailu, an Intermediate student belonging to Sangampet village in Andol mandal has committed suicide as he was denied hall ticket in the beginning of examinations. Stating that the family was poor, the members urged the Collector to extend financial assistance to the family, for which he readily agreed. Some other members said that SC, ST atrocity cases were not getting proved in the court of law and there was need to put some steps in place to see that witnesses do not turn hostile in the last moment. Adulteration of toddy and its impact on the families also came for discussion in the meeting.