Two guest lecturers of same college end lives

Two guest lecturers of same college end lives

June 13, 2020

Financial woes, depression during lockdown suspected

Mysore/Mysuru: During lockdown period, within a span of a month, two guest lecturers of a Government Degree College in Malavalli taluk here, have ended their lives. Financial problems and depression that resulted out of lockdown woes are suspected to be the cause of their extreme step.

The deceased are Kokila (35), a guest lecturer of the Commerce stream and Suresh (29) of History Department of the same college. While Kokila ended her life by hanging on May 11, Suresh had died of self-immolation on June 4.

It is said that they were disappointed about not getting a Government job. As the Government had failed to release the salary since several months, they were facing financial problems, it is said.

Principal K.T. Venkatesh said, “Both lecturers were working in the College since three years. They were conducting online classes for students during lockdown. They might have ended their lives out of depression.”

Kokila’s sister has lodged a complaint at K.M. Doddi Police Station stating that Kokila committed suicide due to depression. Mandya Rural Police have registered a case of unnatural death in connection with Suresh’s suicide.

Suresh, who dreamt of a Government job, was under depression, according to his family members.

“Many guest lecturers are suffering from depression as they have no job security. Government should come in aid of guest lecturers,” urged Rajya Shaikshanika Diksuchi mattu Sudharana Samiti President Dr. Sudhakar Hosalli.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Two guest lecturers of same college end lives”

  1. Udaya says:

    Govt should should take action and security for the staff in tamilnadu and also india

  2. Umme says:

    Most unfortunate. The policies of the government should be focused on the unemployment. sudden increase in the pay scales of govt.employees on par with software employees by former PM Manmohan Singh is the root cause of unemployment.because of wage raise staff reduced, vacancies left unfilled and recruitment stopped.earlier common man used to live satisfactorily with the average salary.the present day salaries were used to pay for three employees. Now who accepts the reduction in salary.The result is the children of present employees remain jobless. Government should ope its eyes.In one aspect Jagan could provide very little relief to the youth. It’s definitely better than having nothing.

  3. I had faced the same situation in 78 when I was working in Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyapeetha PU college in a temporary vacancy of three months. Never received my salary till today. I used to make Ragi porridge three times a day. No money to pay my rent.Pricipal Nagesh Hatwar then and Principal now along with Mrs Puttamma Hatwar refused to pay me even a penny after asking them many times recently. Puttamma thought it was disgraceful of me to ask after such a long time!! Principal said I must bring someone from that time to bring proof that I was working in 78. When I asked her to provide me an address of Ramamani who was working then, she refused.

  4. Hello, hello! says:

    Indian employers, the management: most of them are corrupt and some of them are downright criminals. Blame them and shame them. But they do have shame.


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