Chennaiite Georgina Thomson was found dead at her university in Liverpool on July 12
The Merseyside police in England will begin a probe on Wednesday into the suspicious death of Georgina Thomson, a Chennai student who was enrolled at the University of Liverpool. Georgina, the daughter of a city police officer, was found dead at her student residence on campus on July 12.
The 19-year-old student had gone to Liverpool last year for a degree in aerospace engineering. She had been given accommodation by the university at its building in Edge Hill.
Georgina’s father, S. Thomson, an inspector with the JJ Nagar police, spoke to The Hindu from England on Tuesday evening confirming that an officer with the Merseyside Police will begin a probe on Wednesday into the death, as per orders given by the Liverpool coroner on Friday.
Earlier this week, Mr. Thomson had refused to take his daughter’s body, insisting on an investigation, and claiming that her death could not have been a suicide, as local police had suspected. Georgina was found hanging on a rope from a bookshelf inside her room.
“My persistent efforts in pointing out certain crucial factors in the case have led the authorities to order a probe into my daughter’s mysterious death. The final report on the probe will be out on September 12 as ordered,” Mr. Thomson said.
“The police refused to show me photographs of her body in the room or the rope used. They also did not let me see her body before the autopsy on July 16. I was told there was a suicide note, which I’m yet to see,” said Mr. Thomson, who went to England on July 14.
College authorities told Mr. Thomson that Georgina had left the campus on June 22 along with other students for the summer break, but had returned on July 11 and was the only student in the building that day. Her body was found the next day.
“Police have told me that I can take Georgina’s body home and can keep track of the developments via video-conferencing with the Merseyside police team. My expenses here have skyrocketed. I’m still deciding on whether to bring her body home,” said the grieving father.