Jawaharlal Nehru University is surrounded with controversies with every new day; again the institution has fallen into trouble after the death of a Ph.D. student. The student named J.R Philemon was found dead in his hostel room on Tuesday. The deceased was a native of Senapati district in Manipur and was pursuing his Ph.D. in West Asia, the police said. The forensic team arrived at the spot where no suicide note was found by them. He was staying the Brahmaputra hostel.
Police broke his room’s door in the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru University staff
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh said Philemon had not seen by his colleague students for the past three days. While no one suspected anything amiss all these days, some students of the hostel complained of foul smell emanating from his room on Tuesday evening.
Some Students informed the Jawaharlal Nehru university staff who alerted us. We broke door to bring out the deceased body in the presence of the students and staff and found Philemon’s decomposed body in the room, Singh said.
No suicide note found from the room
While no suicide note has been found, but the DCP said that the most likely cause of death was an overdose of alcohol. The deceased was a heavy drinker that is the reason of his death. Since his room was found locked inside, there does not seem to be any foul play even no external injury marks were found on the deceased’s body. While giving a point of decomposition of the body, Philemon had been dead for at least two days police said.
Exact cause of the death would be known after post-mortem
Police have sent his body for post-mortem. After the autopsy reports, the exact cause of the death would be known. Police have also recorded the statement of the known to deceased and the people who were present at the time of breaking open the hostel door. Police have found no connection in this matter and no case had been registered till late Tuesday night. No case in this connection had been registered till late on Tuesday night.