Once again JNU is in news and this time not because of its students but due to a dead body found hanging on its campus area.
The decomposed body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging on a tree at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in South Delhi on Tuesday evening.
The body was found by a security guard who was checking the area. He noticed a foul smell coming from the Nelson Mandela road in the forest covered area.
At 5:45 pm, the police control room received a call informing about a body hanging near the transformer on the road.
The man is suspected to have died around six-seven days ago. He was identified as Ram Pravesh Singh of Najafgarh from the documents found on the body.
The police recovered a mobile phone, an Aadhaar card, voter ID card, a driving license for heavy vehicles along with 90 rupees cash.
The body has been sent to AIIMS for the postmortem. It is suspected to be a suicide case as of now. A case has been registered under Section 174 of the CrPc and the investigation is in full swing.
The police tried to track down the family members of the deceased through the address mentioned on the documents but it was found out that he had vacated the house a few months ago as reported by the Hindustan Times.
They are also interrogating the security guards if they saw the man around the campus. Police are also examining the list of abandoned vehicles and the vehicle entry record to find if he had driven down to JNU.
This horrifying incident near the college campus has left both students and the staff in a shock. It has also brought the security of the university into question.