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Dalit JNU scholar found dead, wrote about 'inequality' in last FB post

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Dalit JNU scholar found dead, wrote about 'inequality' in last FB post

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD scholar Krish Rajini, who was found dead on Monday, was reportedly suffering from depression over UGC's amended guidelines and discrimination during academic evaluation.

Krish had recently shared his views on inequality in a Facebook post.

Sources in Delhi Police have been quoted as saying that Krish's Facebook posts are being examined and friends, teachers and head of the department's statements will be recorded soon.

Krish's last Facebook post mentions different incident, hence, "We are examining it to connect all dots," police said

Statements of people including Krish's friends, teachers and head of department will now be recorded for a clearer picture.

Krish's last post on Facebook mentions the long struggle he faced as a Dalit boy.

The post, which was published on March 10, also mentions JNU's professor emeritus and former UGC chairman professor Sukhadeo Thorat denying permission for a protest at the university admin block.

Incidentally, an FIR was filed by JNU administration against students for carrying out a month-long protest.

One of Krish's posts mentions discrimination in academic evaluation especially viva-voce, while another talks about the new UGC policy.

Krish was an active member of the Justice for Rohith Vemula Movement. There are photographs of Krish comforting missing JNU student Najeeb's mother as well. Najeeb went missing in October 2016.

As per the investigations, it appears no personal reason can be attributed to his suicide. Cops are keeping an eye on Left students as they fear these students may carry out protests both within and outside the campus.

Police is trying to reconstruct the sequence of events of the last 24 hours, including who he called up and met before the suicide.

So far, no suicide note has been recovered while Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) will conduct a thorough search.


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