NEW DELHI: Two days after a 28-year-old Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly hanged himself at his friend’s house in south Delhi’s Munirka, a case of abetment to suicide was registered on Wednesday.
The deceased Muthu Krishnan, who had named himself Krish Rajini on Facebook, allegedly hanged himself at his South Korean friend’s house in Munirka using a blanket on March 13.
“We have registered a case of abetment to suicide under the relevant section of The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) Prevention of Atrocities (PoA) Act. The case has been registered against unknown persons,” said a senior police officer. The Dalit research scholar’s body was taken for post-mortem to the AIIMS on Tuesday and the premier hospital had constituted a five-member board to conduct the autopsy and issued direction for videography of the procedure that is being carried out on Wednesday.
The student’s father had said that his son could not have committed suicide and had demanded a CBI probe.
Opposition members in both Houses of Parliament raised serious concerns over Muthu’s alleged suicide and demanded investigation into increasing incidents of atrocities on Backward Class students in Central universities. The government said it has directed an FIR in the case.