Criminal Case should be Filed against Those Responsible for Neville’s Suicide – Dinakar Shetty
Mangaluru: “The Expert College admits only the students who have scored above 85 to 90 percent. Recently a student named Neville Fernandes committed suicide after he was harassed by his lecturer for a High Five to his female classmate. The lecturer who saw Neville from a distance giving a High Five to his classmate mate dragged him to the principal’s cabin. The college authorities then insulted Neville in front of the other students and suspended Neville from the class which led him to take the drastic step. A criminal case should be filed against all those responsible for his suicide”, said the state advisor of ACSA Dinakar Shetty in a press meet held at the Arya Samaj Mandir here on September 28.
Addressing the mediapersons Dinakar Shetty said, “ACSA condemns the harassment of the student by the college administration. On September 25 too, Neville’s classmates had requested the college administration to allow them to attend Neville’s funeral but the college administration did not allow and warned the students not to attend the funeral wearing the college uniform. Such kind of attitude by the college administration is a dangerous sign for the students. Before committing suicide Neville had left a death note mentioning the names of the Principal, Lecturer and administrator. ACSA demands the police to take action against those who are responsible for Neville to take the extreme step and file an FIR against them”.
Dinakar further said, “Some colleges without thinking of the future of the students, suspend them from the class which we strongly condemn. In our district, many students have lost their lives and ACSA held several protests but no justice has been served so far. Many cases have been dismissed since the college authorities have protected those responsible for the students to commit suicide.”
Dinakar also said, “The Puttur Jivitha suicide case, Sullia medical college student suicide case etc should be treated seriously and action should be taken against the culprits. The government is not taking any action to stop the repetition of such crimes in the district. On October 6, ACSA has called for the bandh of PUC Colleges demanding justice with the fulfilment of our demands and the arrest of those who are responsible for Neville’s suicide”.
ACSA president Bhatesh Alake Majalu, Nihal Rai, Astel Lobo, Shushanth Rodrigues, Anvith S P, Majeed, Janan Shetty, Arfan, Sushanth Acharya, Shafi Shahid, Vinayak Bellur, Akash, Nikshith Shetty, Diyona and Ashwith Adapa were also present.