CHENNAI: A teenage girl studying in class nine committed self-immolation at Ayanavaram on Thursday.
Inspector Kanagaraj told Express that V Kavitha (13), a resident of P E Koil Street in Ayanavaram, was a student at a private school in the same area. On Wednesday, Kavitha appeared for her social science paper. During the course of the exam, the invigilator found that her answer sheet was with a student sitting behind her.
Kavitha was asked to bring her father Venugopal, an omni van operator, to the school the next day. On Thursday, the school authorities sounded out a warning to her, saying that she would be debarred from appearing for the class 10 public examination next year, if she was found indulging in such activity again.
Kavitha came home around 2 pm, doused her body with kerosene and set herself ablaze. She was rushed to hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
Jeweller Death: Spl Teams in Bangalore
Two special police teams probing the murder of a 28-year-old jewellery shop owner, B Guna Ram, in Nerkundram on April 14—are in Ramanathapuram and Bangalore to find the suspect captured in a video footage at the scene of crime.
A member of the police team told Express that the team visited Tirunelveli and Tuticorin and was now in Ramanathapuram.
They will visit the Sri Lankan refugee camp in Ramanathapuram on Friday to conduct searches, he added. A senior police official in Chennai said that another special team had gone to Bangalore.
Supervisor Held in Job Racket Case
The supervisor of a company on Kodambakkam High Road, Afroz Ahmed, was nabbed by the CCB police after he allegedly cheated 14 persons of `10.71 lakh after promising to secure jobs for them in Malaysia.