- Of the six accused persons, five went into hiding after reports of arrest
- Police is planning to attach their property
- Jishnu was found hanging in the toilet of college hostel on January 6
Kerala police is planning to attach the property of accused, who are absconding, in Jishnu Pranoy suicide case. The vice-principal and some teachers who were named accused in the case have gone into hiding after reports that they are likely to be arrested.
College vice-principal, who is absconding, was named second accused in the case. The police had booked a case against six persons, including Nehru College Chairman P Krishna Das, principal S Varadarajan, vice-principal Sakthivel, assistant professor Praveen, examiner Vipin and Public Relations Officer Sajith. Police had gone to Tamil Nadu in search of Sakthivel and also searched the houses of the relatives of accused, but to no avail. Of them, Krishnadas, who was named first accused, obtained anticipatory bail.
Police had found that the management treated Pranoy with vengeance after he participated in the agitations and protests against the decisions of management. It was also found that college authorities had tortured his physically.
Meanwhile, the forensic analysis proved that blood stains found in the 'torture room' matched with that of Jishnu's. The sample was then sent for DNA analysis to substantiate primary evidence.
Jishnu Pranoy, the BTech student of Nehru College of Engineering, Pampady, was found hanging in the toilet of the college hostel in early January this year. The police initially considered the case as suicide, but when the incident created an outrage, a case was registered for suspicious death. Parents and friends of Jishnu alleged that college authorities tortured him and there were marks on his body. Further investigations proved the allegations and an FIR was registered against the college authorities for abetment to suicide.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:38 PM IST