Protests against girl student’s suicide continue


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Protests against death of a girl student who committed suicide over harassment continued on Wednesday. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists and social organizations staged protest demos and rallies against the incident. Demanding protection for girls and strict punishment to the youth responsible for harassing the college student, the members of AAP handed over a memorandum to the CSP at Gautam Nagar police station. Members of several other voluntary organisations also joined the protest and raised slogans against the accused demanding stern action against him The 19-year-old student of Geetanjali College, Aarti Roy had committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Gautam Nagar area on Sunday. It was later found that she had committed suicide over alleged harassment by a 23-year-old youth who had studied with her in the school. Later the girl had joined college but the accused continued to pester her. He would stalk and harass her on roads and this had drawn the girl into depression. Unable to take any longer, the girl took the extreme step and ended her life. Her suicide sparked sharp reactions from several quarters. Earlier on Tuesday the members of ABVP reached the police station and demanded protection for girls in the society. Harsh Singh Chandel, an office bearer of the ABVP, said that the girl was under immense stress and that drove her to end life, the police should add abetment to suicide charge on the accused. He said that the students of this girl’s college often complain of eve teasing hence the police department should ensure additional force in the vicinity.