Everything you must know about research scholar J. Muthukrishnan death case that has rocked JNU

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There has not been much of a breakthrough in JNU research scholar's case, who was found dead on Monday. The Delhi Police have so far only revealed that it appears to be a suicide case, and they have no indication of any foul play in this incident.

The reason for taking this extreme step, however, is yet to be known as a suicide note was not found. However, cops said the boy was depressed over personal issues for some time.

27-year-old J. Muthukrishnan ended his life at his friend's room in the University campus. His body was found hanging after two friends broke open the door at 5 pm. He had gone to the friend’s house in the afternoon to have food. He said he wanted to sleep and went to a room and locked himself inside. Later, on getting no response, his friends called the police.

“A call was received at 5:05pm on Monday that a person had locked himself in a room at a house in Munirka,” a senior police official said. When cops reached to the spot found Krish (as Muthukrishnan was called by friends) hanging from the ceiling fan.

The case is being seen as the second Rohith Vermula death incident. Muthukrishnan too belonged to the Scheduled Caste and was an active member of the justice for Rohith Vemula movement. He was pursuing MPhil in JNU and was a native of Salem in Tamil Nadu. Muthukrishnan was an active student in all Dalit movements. In his blog titled "a universal mother without a nation", he elaborated how he met Rohith six times before he took the extreme step on January 17, 2016. "All the intellectuals from the marginalised communities will get arrested just for mocking fictional characters. At the same time, all the leading national institutes will be headed by people who cannot even clear the 10th standard exam. These people claim dissenters as anti-nationals and seditious. They are going to kill many Rohiths, like us, just for eating beef, for being rational, for being intellectually productive for the country. But we are the real sons of this land and after we are all killed, there will be no nation," he said.

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?”

The deceased scholar spoke about discrimination in his alleged last Facebook post . "When equality is denied everything is denied. 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 protest places in Ad - block, denying the education of the marginal."

Cops are as of now going over his mobile and internet chat details to ascertain the cause of taking this extreme step.
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