Delhi cops probing foul play possibility in JNU scholar Muthu Krishnan's alleged suicide

An alumnus of the UoH, the 27-year-old Dalit was found hanging from the ceiling at his friend's residence.

Published: 14th March 2017 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2017 08:49 PM   |  A+A-

Muthu Krishnan, who was pursuing M Phil in History at JNU, hails from Salem in Tamil Nadu

By Express News Service

Delhi police probing suicide of student of Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU), J. Muthukrishnan has found that deceased was not well since last 15 days. According to a police official, during investigation, it has been found that Muthukrishnan was not replying to his friends since last two weeks. He also posted a Facebook status saying ‘RIB’ rest in bed claiming that he is not well. Cops are also claiming that it might be possible that he had planned his suicide few days back. According to the police, so far they have not found any foul play but they are questioning male and female friends of Muthukrishnan.  

New Indian Express also talked to one of his hostel mate, he said that Muthukrishnan played holi and was asking cloths to wear to play holi. “I met him on Monday, he was looking very much normal. He also asked pants to other hostel mates to play holi. But I don’t know what when wrong in two hours because of which he committed suicide. Police is trying to make this a clear case of suicide but it is not that simple. There were no close friends of him but a person who was so active on social media writing did not leave any suicide not behind is something that is suspicious” said Sunny Diman, who lives in Jhelum hostel, also NSUI incharge JNU said. Earlier to this, Muthukrishnan on 27th February wrote that he is not well. “Feeling sick, RIB, resting in bed,” Muthukrishnan wrote.  

Cops are claiming that Muthukrishnan didn’t tell anything to two northeastern students and just told them that he is not well on Monday. “during investigation, two students who were also residing in same flat where Muthukrishnan committed suicide told that when he came to their room, he just said that he is not well and went to another room. When two students finished cooking food knocked the door. When he didn’t open the door they presumed that he might have slept,” a police official said. So far, postmortem has not been done as cops is planning to request for a medical board to conduct the postmortem of Muthukrishnan.

“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 protests places in Ad-block, denying education of the marginal,” Krish allegedly wrote on 10th March in his last Facebook post.

Meanwhile, student leaders of various students’ political wing have started blaming each other over the issue. Reacting on the issue, Shehla Rashid, former Vice president, JNU students’ union tweeted “JNU VC recently moved court against protesting students & the HC banned protests at Admin block, to which Rajini refers in his last post L.”

On the other side, Saurabh Sharma, member ABVP and former joint secretary JNUSU tweeted “why were the anarchist-leftist gangs so prompt in reaching the site of suicide? Is it a care of criminal conspiracy? Was Rajini murdered?”


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