- Police could not arrest the accused, including the vice principal of the college, two teachers and the PRO
Peeved by the reluctance of the police to arrest the accused in the 'unnatural death' case of Jishnu Pranoy, the B.Tech student who was found hanging in the hostel room of Nehru College of Engineering, Thrissur, his parents are planning to start an indefinite hunger strike in front of the Police Headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram.
Even after a lapse of 75 days, none of the accused was arrested in the case. The main accused, P Krishnadas, who is the chairman of the Nehru College of Engineering, was granted anticipatory bail the other day. But the remaining accused, including the vice principal of the college, two teachers and the PRO of the college are still at large. The police claim that the accused were absconding. As the police failed to trace them, it issued look-out notice against the four accused.
The family of the deceased B.Tech student informed that his parents were planning to start the protest in front of the office of the state police chief from 27 March.
In a recent meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, parents of Jishnu had demanded action against police officers and doctors who tried cover up the case by not revealing key evidence including bruises in the dead body.
Jishnu Pranoy, B.Tech student of Nehru College of Engineering, Pampady in Thrissur was found hanging in the toilet of his hostel room early in January this year. The death whipped up an outrage in the student community across the state agitations spread like wildfire, forcing the government to sit up and listen.
The police later filed a charge sheet against five, including the college chairman. The investigators found that Jishnu was taken to the board room of Nehru Engineering College and was tortured on the day he was found hanging. The blood group of the blood stains found in the ‘torture room,’ matched with that of Jishnu’s giving more credence to the allegations that the student was subjected to torture by the management.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:33 PM IST