JNU student’s autopsy on Wednesday as parents withhold consent

An autopsy on the body of a JNU student — who allegedly committed suicide — was deferred to Wednesday after his parents refused to give consent and demanded the presence of a “neutral” forensic expert.

“The parents want at least one expert from their native state of Tamil Nadu as they are apprehensive about the impartiality of the local doctors. The autopsy has been deferred till tomorrow (Wednesday),” Students Federation of India (SFI) leader Sunand told IANS.

Sunand was present at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where the post-mortem was to be conducted.

Earlier, the family members of J. Muthukrishnan, an M.Phil student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who was found hanging on Monday from the ceiling fan in his friend’s room, suspected foul play on Tuesday and demanded a probe.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, his mother Alamelu said it was difficult to believe that Muthukrishnan committed suicide.

Muthukrishnan, also known as Krish Rajini, had gone to his friend’s house in Munirka Vihar to have food, where he locked himself inside a room afterward on the pretext of sleeping and allegedly committed suicide.

Rajini belonged to Salem district in Tamil Nadu and had come to Delhi in October last year.