Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates July 18: Private schools in Tamil Nadu have called for a shutdown of their institutions Monday condemning the violence at a residential school in Kallakurichi district the previous day following the death of a 17-year-old girl student last week. Despite a warning from the Directorate of Matriculation Schools that strict action would be initiated against schools declaring holiday without prior intimation, KR Nandakumar, secretary of Tamil Nadu Matriculation and CBSE Schools Association, informed on Sunday that all private nursery, matriculation and CBSE schools would remain closed for a day (Monday) as a sign of protest against the violence at the school in Kaniyamoor near Chinnasalem.
Meanwhile, prohibitory orders were imposed at several places in Kallakurichi Sunday after protesters clashed with police and indulged in arson at a residential school to protest against alleged inaction post the death of the student. Several people, including senior police officers, were injured in the violence at the residential school in Kaniyamoor, near Chinnasalem. Later in the day, the school principal and two school officials were arrested and the government transferred the suicide case to the CB-CID.
Chief Minister M K Stalin expressed regret over the violence and assured punishment for all those involved in the girl’s death. Appealing for peace, the CM said he has ordered the Home Secretary and the DGP to visit the site of the violence
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