New Delhi: A PhD scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was found hanging by the ceiling fan at a house in Munirka Vihar, on Sunday evening.
According to police, 27-year-old Muthu Krishnan, was suffering from depression. He was a Dalit and an active member of Justice for Rohith Vemula Movement. He was said to be suffering from depression. One of his Facebook posts mentioned “when equality is denied everything is denied”. He further added “There is no equality in M.Phil/PhD admission there is no equality in Viva-voce, there is only denial of equality, denying Prof. Sukhadev Thorat recommendation, denying students protest places in Ad-block, denying the education of the Marginal’s”.
His friends at the campus have raised doubts over the death. Shehla Rashid, a former vice-president of the JNU Students’ Union, tweeted: “JNU VC recently moved court against protesting students and the HC banned protests at Admin Block, to which Rajini (Muthu Krishnan) refers in his last post.” She also shared a letter written by Muthu Krishnan to JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.