Begin typing your search...

Relatives refuse to receive body of IAS aspirant who died in Chennai

Three days after the death of IAS aspirant N Gayathri at Chennai, her family refused to collect her body or perform an autopsy as their demands were not fulfilled. The girl from Salem Camp area near Mettur in Salem District had stayed in a hostel at Chennai and was preparing for the civil services examination at ‘Manitheneyam IAS Academy’.

Relatives refuse to receive body of IAS aspirant who died in Chennai
Relatives of N Gayathri staging a protest in before the hospital in Salem


On May 19, the girl reportedly consumed poison in the hostel and was rushed to a private hospital there, where she died. Her parents Nagaraj and Arivalagi and her relatives wanted the police to book the private hospital and the academy where she was studying, for allegedly not treating her properly. The girl’s body was taken to her native village, where they staged a road blockade on Saturday and wanted an autopsy to be conducted on the body. 

The body was taken to the Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital for a post mortem, but her kin refused to allow the doctors to perform the autopsy. On the request of Salem District Collector, V Sampath on Monday, they petitioned their demands to him. They also wanted the case to be transferred to CBI and wanted the hospital that treated the girl and the IAS academy to be booked for murder. 

Their other demands included a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for Gayathri’s family and a government job for one of the family members. Due to this, tense moments prevailed at the Salem Government Hospital for the second day in succession on Monday.

Visit to explore our interactive epaper!

Download the DT Next app for more exciting features!

Click here for iOS

Click here for Android

Next Story