Mystery shrouds alleged suicide of 27-year-old JNU student, probe on

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student on Monday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room in south Delhi's Munirka area.
27-year-old JNU student commits suicide due to...
India TV News Desk New Delhi 14 Mar 2017, 12:41 PM IST

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student on Monday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room in south Delhi's Munirka area.

According to police, the deceased, who has been identified as Muthu Krishnan (27), was a Dalit. He was a student of MPhil in JNU and committed suicide due to depression. However, there is still no clarity on the reasons behind the extreme step by the student. 

No suicide note has been recovered yet, police said, adding that the cause of death was yet to be ascertained.

Police said that he may have been depressed over personal issues. Krishnan’s friends also shared his Facebook post with police in which he had alleged discrimination in M.Phil and Ph.D admissions. 

"There is no Equality in M.phil/phd Admission, there is no equality in Viva - voce, there is only denial of equality, denying Prof Sukhadeo Thorat recommendation, denying students protest places in Ad - block, enying the education of the Marginal's. When Equality is denied everything is denied," he wrote in a Facebook post on March 10. 

Till now no evidence has been found that the extreme step was taken by the student owing to any issues at the university, said a senior police officer. 

He is said to have been depressed for sometime over some personal issues, he added. 

A PCR call was received at 5.05 PM on Monday that a person had locked himself in a room at a house in Munirka Vihar, said a senior police officer. 

On reaching the spot, police forced open the door as a portion of the latch was uprooted from inside, he said. A young man was found hanging from the ceiling fan. 

The crime team was called at the spot and the scene was inspected and photographed. 

"He had come to his friends' house this afternoon to have food. He said he wanted to sleep and went to a room and locked himself inside. Later his friends called him out and on getting no response, they called the police," he said. 

Krishnan, who was known to friends on Facebook as Krish Rajini, was from Salem, Tamil Nadu. He was a student at the University of Hyderabad when fellow Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide in January last year.

With PTI Inputs 

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