Lavanya Suicide Case: Madras High Court Orders CBI Probe Based On A Plea Filed By Her Father

by Swarajya Staff - Jan 31, 2022 12:53 PM +05:30 IST
Lavanya Suicide Case: Madras High Court Orders CBI Probe Based On A Plea Filed By Her FatherMadurai Bench

The Madurai Bench Of Madras High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the suicide of Lavanya, a 17-year-old Class 12 student of Immaculate Heart of Mary Society, a Christian institution in Thanjavur district.

In one of the recorded videos that later emerged in public, Lavanya stated that she was was tortured and exploited by hostel warden Sagaya Mary, and was being forced to convert to Christianity.

The family of Lavanya has demanded a CBI probe in the suicide case. Lavanya's parents said that they do not trust the probe of Tamil Nadu Police and want CBI to investigate the matter .The family alleged that the police is ignoring religious conversion part and only focusing on harassment by the nuns.

Lavanya’s parents continued to maintain that the mistreatment was because Lavanya had refused to convert to Christianity.

The Madras high court on Friday reserved orders in a plea seeking transfer of investigation into the suicide of Lavanya. The plea was filed by Muruganantham, the girl's father, who submitted that Thanjavur SP had stated that there was no complaint of religious conversion. Stating that the credibility of the investigation was at stake, the petitioner demanded a CBI probe

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