A 27 year Old JNU MPhil Scholar allegedly committed suicide yesterday. Police claimed that no suicide note has been found and he may be depressed for personal reasons.
In one of his last Facebook Posts, Muthukrishnan has spoken against discrimination. He wrote, “There is no equality in MPhil/PhD admission, there is no equality in viva-voce, there is an only denial of equality… denying students protest places in ad (administrative) block, denying the education of the marginal. When equality is denied everything is denied (sic)”.
But the Police said It was not yet sure if discrimination at the university was a factor of his death.
Police received a call in the evening that Muthukrishnan had locked himself in a room in Delhi’s Munirka Vihar. Police forced open the door after reaching the spot only to find out that he was hanging from a ceiling fan. The crime team was called to the spot and the scene was inspected and photographed.
A senior Police official told, “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”.