Kollam:  On Wednesday, a student was caught copying in an exam at Fatima Mata National College, Kerala. She was later sent to the faculty for inquiry. The 19-year-old BA English student girl then committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train on the same day. 

This tragic incident took place after the girl appeared in front of the invigilators for the alleged malpractice. The girl later ran from the college premises towards the railway track where she was hit by the Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express. 

Following her death, a mass protest was held in front of Fatima Mata college alleging that harassment by faculty members after she was caught for the malpractice played a vital role in her death. 

According to reports, the Kerala Police have filed an FIR in the incident under section 174 of the CrPC. Section 174 of the CrPC affirms that whenever an officer in charge of a police station receives any information about an accident, suicide or death, which advances reasonable involvement of another person in the death, shall inform the nearest executive magistrate to hold inquests.