A day after 17-year-old Manisha (name changed) tried to commit suicide by jumping off Surana College building in Jayanagar,her mother Kasturi took a U-turn in her stand.
After meeting the principal of the college BR Chandrashekarappa, she said the institution had nothing to do with her daughter’s act.
“I don’t want to make any allegations against the college. I will not do anything that will tarnish its image even if that affects the future of my daughter,” she told DNA.
She maintained that her daughter had some personal problems before she fell off the building.Chandrashekarappa said personal problems could have driven the girl to take the extreme step.
The management later held a meeting with parents of students who have joined the CommonEntrance Test (CET) coaching in the college. The parents were told that CET coaching was optional and if they were interested, they could let their children join the session or they were free to admit them in other tuition centres.
On Tuesday, Manisha jumped from the fourth floor of the college which allegedly threatened to expel her if she did not opt for the CET coaching.
The tuitions were said to have been made compulsory and it was also alleged that the college was charging Rs28,000 as fee in gross violation of the norms of the PU Education Board. Manisha is in a serious condition in the ICU of Bangalore Hospital with a broken spine. She may lose her legs.
Earlier, Manisha’s parents told DNA that her daughter was interested in pursuing BSc/MSc, and not in engineering, medicine or dental courses for which CET is required.
Tuesday evening, the girl tried to enter the college campus but was stopped by the security guard. But when she told him that she wanted to use the wash room, he let her in. Later, she jumped from the building.
Meantime, Jayanagar police are yet to record the statement of the girl.