Kerala: Jishnu's family calls off fast after CM Vijayan assures speedy justice

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 04:53 IST

Trivandrum (Kerala), Apr. 9 (ANI: Late engineering student Jishnu Pranoy's mother Mahija and other family members have called off their indefinite hunger strike on Sunday following assurances of positive action on their demands from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Pinarayi on Sunday said that stern action will be taken if there is any lapse on part of the police on part of the police. Mahija and her relatives went on strike seeking speedy arrest of all the accused in the case and action against the police personnel who allegedly manhandled them during a protest in front of police headquaters in Thiruvananthapuram earlier in the week Pranoy had committed suicide following harassment by his college authorities. On Wednesday, Pranoy's mother was roughed up and arrested here as she was protesting outside the office of Directorate General of Police (DGP) demanding the arrest of those who all are responsible for her son's death. The DGP soon called for a thorough investigation. Pranoy's body was found hanging in the Nehru College of Engineering at Pambadi in Kerala. Initially, the college authorities said he had committed suicide out of shame as he was caught while cheating during the exams, a claim which was later proved wrong as the authorities could not find any evidence of cheating. (ANI)
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