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College principal murdered in TN campus
By Nirmala Joseph October 11, 2013
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CHENNAI: The campus murder of a college principal in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district has sent shockwaves across the state.

Police said that three students hacked to death their principal LRD Suresh at the Infant Jesus College of Engineering and Technology in Vallanadu town on Thursday morning.

Suresh, 53, sustained multiple cut injuries and was rushed to a government hospital but could not be saved.

The murder accused tried to flee, but other students joined a police team and nabbed him on a hillock nearby.

Police said all three are from the state itself.

They were named the students as P. Pichaikannan (21), a fourth year Aeronautical Engineering student from Nazareth, G. Dannis (22), studying fourth year B. Tech and M. Prabakaran (21) from Nagapattinam studying third year BE Civil Engineering.

It is known that Pichaikannan was suspended two days back for ragging and indiscipline.

The other two were his close friends and roommates and partners in his crimes, police say.

The suspension followed a clash settlement in the college in which Pichaikannan was involved.

College authorities said he had organised a “kangaroo court” to settle a dispute between two students.

Since that could not be allowed, he was suspended with Muthselvan Moses and Adithan, the students involved in the dispute.

Another version from the campus itself is that Pichaikannan was suspended for clashing with Adithan in a bus.

It seems Adithan was later attacked inside the campus more than once.

Teachers say Pichaikannan was a rarity in classrooms.

Police sources said he stabbed the principal three times in the stomach.

According to a police version, the principal was walking towards his office in the campus around 8.30am when the three surrounded him and attacked him with sickles.

Suresh, with multiple injuries, collapsed in a pool of blood.

His body was lying at the Tirunelveli district hospital awaiting post-mortem.

A large number of students and teachers have gathered there.

A local magistrate on Thursday led an investigation in the college campus and charged the three students with murder.

The college has been closed until Oct.16, teachers reached on phone said.
 

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