Jishnu Pranoy death case: Kerala HC grants anticipatory bail to two accused

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Apr. 11 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to two of the accused in the death case of engineering student Jishnu Pranoy.

Earleir on Sunday, Pranoy's mother Mahija and other family members called off their indefinite hunger strike following assurances from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to deal with the matter.

Pinarayi had earlier this week said that stern action will be taken if there is any lapse on part of the police.

Mahija and her relatives went on strike seeking the speedy arrest of all the accused and action against the police who allegedly manhandled them during a protest in front of the police headquaters in Thiruvananthapuram last week.

Pranoy had committed suicide following harassment by the college authorities.

On April 5, Pranoy's mother was roughed up and arrested as she was protesting outside the office of the Directorate General of Police (DGP) demanding the arrest of those who all are responsible for her son's death. The DGP soon called for a thorough investigation.

Pranoy's body was found hanging in the Nehru College of Engineering premises at Pambadi in Kerala.

Initially, the college authorities said he had committed suicide out of shame as he was caught while cheating during the exams, a claim which was later proved wrong as the authorities could not find any evidence of cheating. (ANI)