Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: Parents of Robin John, a first year Theology student at Mar Thoma Theological Seminary here, who had met with unnatural death last week, have sought the intervention of the Chief Minister and the Home Minister to ensure effective inquiry into the death.

C.V. John, father of Robin John, who hails from Mavelikkara, said there was no need for his son to commit suicide. Robin, 24, had passed MSW programme from an institution in Bangalore with first rank and had joined the seminary for Bachelor of Divinity (BD) programme.

He had joined the institution on June 2. On June10 night, the parents received a phone call from Kottayam telling them that Robin had met with an accident. When contacted, Fr Abraham Kuruvilla, principal of the seminary told The Hindu, that they had no other evidences that pointed to anything other than a suicide. The police were investigating and the seminary would cooperate with the investigation to bring out the truth, he said.