The Madras High Court on Thursday observed that the mobile phones are extremely inflammable torches and they are like explosives in the hands of students.
While granting bail to a female warden of a private engineering college's hostel, Justice P Devadass said,"They are doors of danger for youth and parents still buy them for their wards because they are helpless."
On 20th March, 2014, Kousika, the hostel warden was arrested for 'inciting' Divya, a first year student for a suicide. The charge against her is that she had yelled at Divya on 18th March 2014, for being in possession of a cellphone. The very next day, Divya had taken the extreme decision. The mobile phone usage by students was banned by the college for a few hours of the day.
Justice Devadass, granting bail said that too much time was spent by students on their mobile phones. By doing this they are wasting their valuable time. Parents are forced to letting their children have mobile phones due to the pressure the children cause demanding for one.
After the conditional bail was granted to Kouskia, the judge said that the warden has the duties to maintain of a mother, sister and guardian to the students and hence she must have known the empathies involved. Students are extremely sensitive in nature. They must be handled with caution and care.