JNU scholar death case should be handed over to the CBI, demands Stalin

The Centre should hand over the cases of AIIMS student Saravanan and JNU student J Muthukrishnan to the CBI and nab the culprits, DMK leader M K Stalin said.

DMK working president M K Stalin today said the Centre should hand over the case of JNU scholar J Muthukrishnan's death to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

"The Centre should hand over the cases of death of AIIMS student Saravanan and JNU student J Muthukrishnan to the CBI and nab the culprits," Stalin said.

Muthukrishnan was found hanging from the ceiling fan at a friend's place in South Delhi's Munirka Vihar. Delhi Police had said he was suffering from depression.



  1. Muthukrishnan belonged to Salem, Tamil Nadu and his death has shocked the state. The JNU PhD scholar, who was known as Krish Rajini on Facebook, was a big fan of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. His friends remember him as a hardworking student.
  2. DMK leader Stalin called to attention Muthukrishnan's father calling his son's death a murder. The father, Jeevanandam, had asked how his son could go to a friend's place for lunch and then kill himself. Stalin said the Delhi Police's argument that Muthukrishnan was depressed for a while is unacceptable.
  3. "His Facebook post of March 9 in which he spoke of the discrimination he faced in the university cannot be ruled out by the Delhi Police," he said.
  4. Stalin also brought up the death of AIIMS student Saravanan who died under mysterious circumstances on July 10 last year. While Delhi Police called it suicide, the post-mortem report ruled out suicide. According to the police, Saravanan had killed himself by injecting poison into his bloodstream.
  5. "We cried foul and five months after the AIIMS student's death, a murder case was registered and a chargesheet was filed," Stalin said.
  6. Stalin urged the Central government to hand over the two cases to the CBI and nab the culprits immediately.



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