Manipuri student JR Philemon found dead in JNU hostel

New Delhi: A PhD student was found dead in his hostel room in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in News Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

The deceased identified as JR Philemon, resident of Manipur, was found dead students and security guards on Tuesday evening, when some students noticed foul smell coming from his room.

Campus tensions. Image courtesy News18

Campus tensions. Image courtesy News18

They forcefully opened the door and found him dead inside the room, police said.

"Philemon was residing in room no-171 of Brahmaputra Hostel and was not seen from last three days. Police was informed by security control room about his death" a Senior Police officer told IANS.

The case is being investigating, the officer added.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police increased the reward amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for information about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, 10 days after his disappearance following an altercation with some ABVP activists.

Ahmed went missing on 15 October night from the university hostel Mahi-Mandvi after a brawl with ABVP students.

A police complaint was filed under section 365 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person, and a proctorial enquiry was also initiated by the varsity.

Updated Date: Oct 26, 2016 07:38 AM

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