TN varsity student alleges harassment by teacher, attempts suicide

Tiruchi: A girl student of a government university here attempted to commit suicide by consuming floor cleaner as she was reportedly upset for being ‘humiliated’ by her faculty over her academic performance, police said today.

The student, who is pursuing MSc Geology at Bharatidasan University was found unconscious in her hostel room Friday night by her room mates and rushed to the government hospital, where her condition was said to be stable, they said.

The teacher had frequently ‘harassed’ the girl over her performance in class, following which 30 students protested against the faculty.

The teacher has been called in for questioning, they added.