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JNU PhD scholar from Manipur found dead in Brahmaputra hostel

The Dead Body Of A Student From The North East Has Been Found In A Hostel Room In Jawaharlal Nehru University On Wednesday, Police Said.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Oct 2016, 08:21:44 AM
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New Delhi:

The dead body of a student from the north east has been found in a hostel room in Jawaharlal Nehru University on Wednesday, police said.

The deceased identified as J R Philemon, native of Senapti district in Manipur, was found dead in room no 171 of the Brahmaputra Hostel, police said.

He was pursing his PhD on the subject of West Asia and he hadn't been seen for the last three days, a senior police officer said.

"When a foul smell started emanating from the room, the student in the neighboring room called other students and security and forcefully opened door. He was found dead in the room," he said.

JNU administration is already troubled of another missing case as Najeeb Ahmad went missing eleven days ago and has not been located yet.

Further investigation is underway to ascertain the cause of death.

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First Published : 26 Oct 2016, 08:15:00 AM

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