Medical Professor Lakshmi Changed 16 Places In 23 Days Since Sandhya’s Suicide 

Sandhya Rani (file) and Dr. Lakshmi at media conference - Sakshi Post

Guntur: The Guntur Medical College professor Dr. Lakshmi on Tuesday denied the charges of harassment that led to postgraduate gyneacology student Sandhya Rani's suicide on October 24.

Lakshmi along with five others including her husband, AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad vice chairman Dr. G. Vijayasarathi, their son Bhargav Kiran, Thella Haribabu, bank employee Praveen Kumar and LIC agent Yalavarthi Dhanvanta Rao were presented before court after filing cases for forcing Sandhya to death and helping the accused escape from law. Lakshmi and Vijaysarathi were arrested in Bengaluru on Monday after 23 days of manhunt that covered all the neighboring states of Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Naidu and Karnataka.

"I have been a professor for many years and never harassed any student. All my students like me a lot," Lakshmi said when she was presented before the media before being taken to court. Her husband said it was most unfortunate incident. "We were only visiting pilgrim places and never tried to escape from the law," he said.

Guntur range Inspector General Sanjay said Lakshmi changed 16 places in 23 days after the suicid of Sandhya Rani. "We needed to ascertain her role in the incident because it was not a direct murder. We came to a conclusion only after some inquiry and her movements further confirmed it. We had taken the help of police in various places to trace the accused," Sanjay said. Finally, Lakshmi and her husband were nabbed in a lodge in Bengaluru.

The students were demanding the arrest of Lakshmi blaming her to be responsible for Sandhya's suicide. Students presented evidence to confirm their claim. Sandhya wrote clearly in her diary that the professor was abusing her continuously ever since joined her MD in gynecology and obstetrics at Guntur Medical College in 2014.

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