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JNU PhD scholar's body found under mysterious circumstances sent for post-mortem

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 09:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): The body of a Manipuri PhD scholar who was found dead yesterday night under mysterious circumstances in his hostel room in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, has been sent for post-mortem.

J. R. Philemon Raja was residing in room no 171 at the Brahmaputra Hostel and was pursuing his PhD on West Asia.

He was not seen since the last three days and suspicions rose when a foul smell emanated from his room. Following which, the neighbouring students called security and forcefully opened the door to discover his corpse.

Though preliminary investigations have not ruled out the possibility of a suicide, the body has been sent for an autopsy.

JNU has been witnessing huge protests since October 15 when another student, Najeeb Ahmed, had gone missing following a brawl in his hostel. (ANI)