New Delhi, March 14: Tamil Nadu government will give rupees 3 lakh compensation to the family of JNU scholar who committed suicide last night, reported NDTV. Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Ph.D. scholar Muthukrishnan Jeevanantham also known as Krish Rajini committed suicide in the city’s Munirka area on Monday evening, March 13. An alumnus of the University of Hyderabad, Krish was found hanging from the ceiling at his friend’s home.
DMK’s working president M K Stalin on Tuesday, in this case, said that the central government should hand over this case 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 left no suicide note and the reasons behind his suicide are still not clear. According to the Delhi Police, Jeevanantham was depressed over personal issues, though no suicide note was found near his body. There was no evidence that he killed himself due to any issues at the university.
Reportedly, Jeevanantham had come to his friends’ house to have food. He later said he wanted to sleep and locked himself inside a room. The PhD student, however, in his Facebook post on March 10, mentioned about discrimination against Dalits. “There is no Equality in M.Phil/PhD Admission, there is no equality in Viva-voce, there is only denial of equality. When equality is denied everything is denied,” the post said.
Jeevanantham was active in the ‘Justice for Rohit Vemula’ movement last year and was a part of the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) at the University of Hyderabad. PhD student Rohith Vemula had killed himself at the University of Hyderabad after alleged caste-based discrimination, inciting protests across the country.