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Principal hacked to death by three students in TN

In one of the most brutal incidents of campus violence, the principal of an engineering college was hacked to death by three students in the campus at Vallanadu in Tuticorin district on Thursday morning.

The principal, LRD Suresh (53) of Infant Jesus College of Engineering and Technology sustained multiple cut injuries and was rushed to a government hospital but was pronounced dead. The three students, who had managed to escape from the campus, were climbing a hillock nearby when police, with the help of other students, managed to nab them.

The three were identified as P Pichaikannan (21), a fourth year Aeronautical Engineering student from Nazareth, G Dannis (22), studying fourth year B Tech and M Prabakaran (21) from Nagapattinam studying third year BE Civil Engineering.

Police said Suresh had entered the campus at Kamaraj Nagar in Keela Vallanadu around 8.30am and was walking towards his office room, when the three students, who were waiting for him, surrounded him and attacked him with sickles. Suresh sustained multiple injuries and collapsed in a pool of blood. Students and faculty of the college took him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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