Few days back, a class 12 girl committed suicide saying that she was forced to convert her religion in her school, which created controversy in the State. Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Annamalai shared the 44 second video of the girl, where she was talking about conversion was forced.
In the video, the girl says, “They have asked my parents, that can we convert Lavanya into Christian”. This had created a controversy in the state. In the unverified video, she mentioned that, “Two years ago, the sisters have asked my parents that can we convert Lavanya into a Christian?”
The girl also mentioned that sisters have told their parents that the education of the Lavanya will also be taken care by the trust and the sisters. Lavanya’s parents also clearly mentioned to the media, stating that she was forced to convert into Christian and she was also harassed by the sisters in the school.
Later on, the Thanjavur Police have investigated in multiple angles related to suicide, they have clearly mentioned that there was no forcible religious conversion was seen in the suicide case. Tamil Nādu’s School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh said: “A detailed investigation is underway, although it is a Christian school, the majority of the students studying there are Hindus. Till now, there is no angle of religious conversion is been seen in the suicide.”
Now, another video of the girl has resurfaced in which she is seen saying, “I always secure first rank. But this year due to family situation, I attended the school late. There is a sister always with me in the boarding. She asks me to check some accounts and even after telling her that I didn’t understand anything, she insisted me to finish and look into my work. Even if I write things correctly, she will make me to sit for hours. I couldn’t concentrate on my studies because of this.”
“Fearing that I would not able to study well I consumed poison,” says Lavanya.
Later on, this case was taken to the court where the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday directed the man who recorded the video of a 16-year-old girl, who later committed suicide, to appear before the investigating officer and hand over his mobile phone for forensic examination.
The parents of Lavanya, and the man who recorded the video have appeared in the court for further probe. The court has also directed the video to be sent to forensic examination and file the report by January 27. The case is now set to 28th January for the next hearing.