The Madras High Court on Monday came down hevily on Tamilnadu police in  its hearing on the petition filed by the father of a Kallakkurichi school girl who died on July 13. 

In his petition the deceased’s father asked for CBCID inqury and also pleaded for re-postmortem.

The court ordered that in cases of student death in schools, the probe should be conducted by CB-CID.

Hearing the petition, Justice N Satish Kumar said that the post-mortem should be a team comprising three doctors and directed the State to file a status report on the violence.

On hearing, the judge asked even after approaching the court, why the protest and subsequent violence erupted. 

He observed that the Kallakurichi violence seems to be an organised crime and asked the police to identify each one who indulged in the violence. 

The court also called it a failure of State machinery to prevent such violence.

“A special team will be formed to nab the accused,” the judge noted.

The girl, an inmate of a room on the third floor of the hostel was told by the school mangemet  to have ended her life by jumping to the ground from the top floor. 

Reportedly, a postmortem report indicated that she had sustained injuries before her death. 

Police registered a case and initiated probe.

On Sunday, a group of protesters forcibly entered the school premises and vandalized the properties demanding justice for the death of the girl. 

To control the violence, police retaliated with a lathi charge and protesters in return pelted stones on policemen.

Outnumbered by police force the protestors run in to school premises and destroyed school buses , school furnitures and vandalised school offices and few protestors found taking school belongings such as computers , air conditioners , school furnitures . 

Political parties include ADMK and BJP came down heavily on DMK government and criticised for the violence claiming that it was the failure of the State government. 

“Failure of the State government to handle the situation is the reason for the violence in Kallakurichi. If policemen had listened to the grievances of the family members of the victim violence would have been prevented. The State government should not allow the issue to get bigger by announcing immediate ex-gratia for the family of the deceased girl”, said AMMK Founder TTV Dhinarakan, in a tweet.

PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss also urged the State government to contain the violence. “The suspicious death of the girl alone does not seem to be the reason behind the violence. There is a doubt that political reasons are behind the violence prevailing in the state. Police department should no longer be reluctant in the incident and stringent action should be taken on those responsible for the violence”, said Anbumani, in a statement.