A first-year degree student of the Fatima Mata National College on Wednesday died after jumping in front of a Delhi bound Kerala Express around 12:45 pm on Wednesday. The 19-year-old girl took this drastic step after she was accused of copying at a semester examination by the college authorities.

As per the media reports, deceased Rakhi Krishna was taken to the anti-copying squad of the college after a teacher caught her cheating in the semester examination.

While she was talking to the squad members, a teacher reportedly took her photograph. She was asked to summon her parent to the college.

According to the media reports, disturbed by the incident, Rakhi ran out of the college by 12 noon and upon searching she was later found dead on the rail track.

However, the students have questioned that the victim could not have gone out without getting noticed by the security guards at the gate of the college.

Kollam East Police officials said the body was taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital for postmortem after inquest at the general hospital here, by 6pm.

Kollam police commissioner P K Madhu termed this as a case of unnatural death. “Prima facie there was negligence on the part of the college authorities. If there are complaints from the girl’s family or the students, police will look into whether the negligence was willful. As of now, the issue is in the preliminary stage and legal formalities are being carried out,” he said. The girl’s uncle, Anilkumar, said that he was too shocked to talk about the incident. “I cannot speak or even think about what had happened. We will respond later,” he added.

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