School hostel did not have a license, says TN Commission on the Rights of the Child

Chenai: Tamil Nadu Commission for the Protection of Child Rights Thursday said the hostel where a Class 12 student mysteriously died in Kallakurichi was unlicensed. They also said the hostel was not registered under the Hostels Act.

After inspecting the hostel on Thursday, Saranya Jayakumar of the Tamil Nadu Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights said, “I have carried out a detailed investigation. The hostel was unlicensed, not registered under the hostels act. We were told that 24 girls and 83 boys were housed there.

Any pvt hostel must be registered under the Hostels Act in Tamil Nadu. It is a warning. All pvt schools, colleges and hostels must apply for a license under the law and have it approved by the Dist Magistrate,” she said.


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The case concerns the death of a class 12 student under mysterious circumstances at a private school hostel in Kallakurichi’s Chinnasalem. While the school alleged the girl committed suicide, the family alleged foul play and demanded a CBI investigation. After the death was revealed, the school faced arson and suffered damage.

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The mob attack would have resulted in an approximate loss of around Rs 10 crore for the private school, a report on IANS said.