Kerala

Jishnu case: CBI takes over probe

Student activists protesting the death of Jishnu Pranoy in Kochi. File Photo

Student activists protesting the death of Jishnu Pranoy in Kochi. File Photo   | Photo Credit: Thulasi Kakkat

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The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the Central agency submitted a re-registered FIR before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Ernakulam, for further investigation as per the December 5 order of the apex court.

The CBI has taken over from the Kerala police investigation into the ‘unnatural’ death of a college student in Thrissur district in January last year.

The Supreme Court had last month directed the Central agency to probe into the sensational case.

The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the CBI on Thursday submitted a re-registered FIR before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Ernakulam, for further investigation as per the December 5 order of the apex court.

The CBI has not named anyone as accused in the FIR.

Jishnu Pranoy, a first year engineering student was found hanging in the hostel of Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pambady in Thrissur.

His parents had alleged that the boy had suffered brutal physical and mental harassment at the hands of the college management.

The Pazhayannur police had registered a case on January 6, last year, on the basis of a statement given by Jishnu’s classmate Amal I.T.

In its FIR, the police had said Jishnu was caught by an invigilator for copying during the examination conducted at the college on January 6, 2017 and due to tension he attempted suicide by hanging himself in the bathroom of the men’s hostel.

His friends rescued Jishnu and took him to the Taluk hospital in Ottappalam but he died on the way, it had said.

Parents don't accept police version

Jishnu’s parents and friends did not accept the police version and staged protests in the State with the support of student organisations and political parties.

Jishnu’s mother Mahija had moved the Supreme Court in October last year seeking a CBI probe into the matter.

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