According to Press Trust of India, Palaniswami said, "The government will make appropriate arrangements for the safety of students going to other states to pursue higher education."
The JNU scholar Muthukrishnan was found hanging at one of his friend's house. His family had claimed foul play at the Police's version that it was a suicide. Referring to the sequence of events which followed his death, Palaniswamy said that the state government had extended all its support to bring his body back home to his native place in Salem district. A solatium of Rs 3 lakh was also provided to the student's family and a case under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide) as well as under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was also registered, informed Palaniswamy.
The opposition leader M K Stalin raising concern over the safety of studnets from Tamil Nadu in Delhi said that appropriate measures should be taken in this regard. He suggested that a committee be formed which should constitute officials from police and education departments to constantly monitor and ensure their safety.
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