Silence thickened in the air in front of the AIIMS mortuary last day though there gathered a large sect of people that included friends, family, teachers and many others of JNU student J Muthukrishnan. Muthukrishnan who is also went by the name Rajni Krish because of his love for Tamil superstar Rajnikanth was found dead hanging from the ceiling of a room his friend in Munirka Vihar.
Visibly shaken, aggrieved father of J Muthukrishnan stood in a stone bench with his arms across his face. Jeevanandhaam, father of J Muthukrishnan, cries foul over the death of his son. He wants Delhi police to investigate 'suspicious death', not 'suicide'.
He took up many odd jobs to finance his education at Hyderabad Central University (HCU) and was very keen to finish his M.Phil at JNU and then pursue a career in the civil services. My son had come to JNU to study. Not to dieJeevanandhaam, father of J Muthukrishnan
He said that Muthukrishnan was a brave child and he won't take any such step. He wanted a CBI probe into the incident.
Jeevanandhaam in his complaint to police said that it from his son’s friends that he was facing constant caste-based harassment and discrimination in his academic pursuits from his centre and the JNU administration.
Meanwhile, the father said that his son had not been diagnosed with any mental illness and was not under any medication for depression or any other mental illness. Delhi Police, however, claimed that Muthukrishnan has been facing severe depression and mental illness and was taking medication for that.
I request police authorities to conduct a thorough investigation in the suspicious death (not suicide) of my son, and to register an FIR under the appropriate sections of IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, 1989.Jeevanandhaam
A native of Salem in Tamil Nadu, Muthukrishan, who has a younger sister who’s about to be married, joined the University of Hyderabad (UoH) for his MA in History. He came from a humble background and did menial jobs to sustain his education. According to his Facebook profile, he had done B.Ed from Coimbatore. Getting into JNU was his “dream”, and it took him four attempts to crack it.