THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has asked City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh to probe into the petition lodged by a differently-abled couple whose daughter, a nursing student, was found dead at a private hospital here.
“The parents said they did not believe it was a suicide. Hence, the Commissioner was assigned to conduct a special probe,’’ he said.
Roji Joy, the only daughter of Roy George and Sajitha of Nellila, a hearing and speech-impaired couple, fell to death from the 10th floor of the hospital on November 6. She was a student of the nursing college run by the hospital.
The police said she committed suicide after she was summoned by the college authorities based on a complaint that she had mentally harassed a junior student at the hostel. Some political parties cried foul over the police version and a massive Facebook campaign was on seeking a special probe. Following the minister’s order, a fresh team collected evidence from the couple.