Jishnu Prannoy case: Nehru college vice principal NK Sakthivel arrested from Coimbatore

Pampady, was taken into custody from a farmhouse at Annur, near Coimbatore by a special investigation team led by crime branch ADGP Nithin Agarwal. 

Published: 09th April 2017 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2017 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

Jishnu Prannoy, a student of Nehru College of Engineering, Thrissur was found hanging after alleged torture by college authorities. However, most of the accused have not yet been arrested. (EPS)

By Express News Service

THRISSUR: A special investigation team (SIT) with the help of Tamil Nadu police on Sunday arrested vice-principal of Nehru Engineering College and Research N K Sakthivel in the Jishnu Prannoy case. The  third accused was arrested from a farmhouse at Annur, near Coimbatore. 

He was taken into custody by an SIT led by crime branch ADGP Nithin Agarwal.

Thrissur Rural SP Vijaya Kumar said police had traced him by tracking his phone calls. He said two police teams are now searching for CP Praveen, assistant professor, and Dipin, an exam duty staffer. 

Both individuals went missing immediately after Jishnu Prannoy, a student of Nehru College in Pampady, was found hanging in the hostel this January.

SIT had submitted a report to the court on February 13 listing Nehru group of Institutions chairman P Krishnadas, vice principal NK Sakthivel, PRO Sanjith Viswanathan, assistant professor CP Praveen and exam duty staff Dipin as accused in the case.

“Police had formed five teams to find Sakthivel, assistant professor Praveen and college staff Dipin. These teams have searched various places outside Kerala. One team stayed in Coimbatore," said police sources. 

All the accused had gone underground, but P Krishnadas and PRO Sanjith surfaced after they got anticipatory bail from the court.

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