Coimbatore college death case: Trainer sent to 13-day judicial custody


Coimbatore, July 14: The trainer who was arrested yesterday in connection with death case of a girl student at a college in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore, has been sent to thirteen days judicial custody on Saturday.

Lokeswari, a 19-year-old girl student lost her life during a disaster management training at Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore on July 12.

The deceased was a second year BBA student.

In the viral video, a trainer can be seen forcing Lokeswari to jump from the second floor of the building.

According to the reports, before Logeswari, at least five students had jumped off the second floor and landed safely.

The trainer, R Arumugam was taken into custody by the police and a case for causing death due to negligence has been lodged against him.

On Friday, several media houses reported that the safety drill was conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority of India.

Reacting the reports, National Disaster Management Authority or NDMA officials told NDTV that the so-called instructor, “Arumugam”, is not on its team and was not trained to carry out drills with people.


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