The Rajasthan University teachers’ Association (RUTA) on Tuesday opposed the suspension of vice principal of Maharani’s College, Subhashini Sharma, in the suicide case of a girl student, Jyoti Rathore. RUTA president Jayant Singh said, “It is not good to suspend professor Sharma without giving her an opportunity to explain her side of the story. We oppose her suspension and will convene a general body meeting soon to decide our next step if the RU administration doesn’t rollback its decision to suspend her. Other teachers of the university have also come out in favour of Sharma.” Meanwhile, student leaders and relatives of the deceased girl, Jyoti Rathore, took out a peace march from Rambagh Circle to Amar Jawan Jyoti on Tuesday demanding justice to the deceased girl, termination of vice-principal and a fair probe into the matter.
They also demanded a government job to a family member of the deceased. After the peace march, some relatives of the deceased went to meet education minister Kalicharan Saraf and handed over a memorandum demanding fair investigation into the matter. On the other hand, principal of the college Kanan Bala Sharma told dna that Jyoti Rathore was handed over to her father after she had beaten up another girl Priyanka Sharma. Vice-principal Subhashini Sharma had only asked her why she had beaten up Priyanka so badly that the latter had to be hospitalised. “The vice-principal had instructed Jyoti to be disciplined. I have given my statement to the police too,” said Kanan Bala Sharma.
Twist in tale
There is another twist in the matter. The girl who was beaten up (Priyanka Sharma) had demanded rustication of Jyoti Rathore. After the scuffle, both the girls were taken to the vice-principal. Priyanka wrote a letter to the college administration demanding rustication of Jyoti without disclosing the reason of the scuffle.