A 18 year old girl Mahima Jayaraj, a student pursuing BSc Chemistry in Madras Christian College, Tambaram, collapsed during the compulsory sports session. The student complained about her ill health, yet she was made to continue training.
She then collapsed on the field. Even though she was rushed to a nearby hospital, she was declared brought dead. Students of the college staged a protest and demanded that sports be made optional. The college authorities said that a decision would be made after an administrative meeting. Meanwhile the police conducted a post mortem and handed over the body to the parents.