TUTICORIN: Three girls of the Government Nursing College in Tuticorin were arrested on charges of ragging their junior on Thursday, after the victim attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills, police said.
Cases have been booked under section 342 of IPC for wrongful confinement and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act against the three girls, who were studying in the final year in the college attached to the Government Medical College, Tuticorin, police said.
Police said Muthuselvi (20), daughter of Rajasekar, a resident of Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli, was pursuing her second year nursing course in the college. Muthuselvi, staying in the college hostel had swooned in the classroom on Wednesday morning. When doctors in the government hospital there examined her, it came to light that Muthuselvi had consumed excess sleeping pills. She reportedly told the police later that she had consumed the pills in an attempt to commit suicide upset over the ragging incident the previous night.
Police said Muthuselvi was summoned from her room by three of her seniors in the hostel the previous night. The three had then allegedly ragged her. Feeling humiliated she consumed the pills the next morning.
Soon after obtaining her statement police arrested Kanagavalli, Jayaradha and Revathi accused by Muthuselvi. The three were remanded to judicial custody, police said.