University of Aberdeen critisised by parents for not doing enough to stop their daughter's suicide
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The parents of student Emily Drouet, who took her own life in March 2016, say that the University of Aberdeen failed to offer a "basic duty of care." Emily Drouet was in her first year of a law degree when she took her own life at her student residences in Hillhead Halls, after suffering weeks of abuse from her 21-year-old boyfriend Angus Milligan. Milligan, a psychology student from Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to three charges of assault on Emily in the lead up to her death, including seizing her by the neck, chocking her, pushing her against a desk and threatening her. He will be sentenced on July 5th. Emily's mother Fiona Drouet told Sky News that they hold Milligan responsible for their daughter's death: "He was evil to the core, we want to make sure he doesn't damage our family any more than he already has but he's taken our daughter. He destroyed our daughter." However, Fiona and Germain Drouet claim that certain failures by Aberdeen University may have contributed to their daughter's death. "We're shocked. Why, when the university experienced him screaming and shouting abuse at Emily - as far as we're aware that was the first incident - they just told him to shut up, sent him back to his room, sent Emily to her room without any concern for her care… after she'd just been verbally abused in a really aggressive way, so aggressive that the whole halls heard it.
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