A PhD student was found dead under mysterious circumstances from his hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday night. A resident of Manipur, JR Philemon Chiru as reported by police had locked himself in his hostel for the past three days and when other students complained of a foul smell from his room, the officials were informed.
Cops later broke open the door and recovered the decomposed body and his body has been sent to AIIMS for post-mortem and to ascertain the cause of death.
Police say JR Philemon was residing in room no 171 at the Brahmaputra Hostel and was pursuing a PhD in West Asia studies. He had joined the university a year back. Though preliminary investigations did not rule out the possibility of a suicide, the body has been sent for an autopsy at the AIIMS. The family members of the youth who stay at the Senapati district of Manipur have been informed about his death.
Officers who had reached the hostel after the incident say that the body was decomposed beyond recognition. Though prima facie there were no signs of injury, police say that the cause of death can be ascertained after an autopsy. An inquest proceeding has been initiated at the Vasant Kunj (north) police station.