Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday condoled the death of J Muthukrishnan, a Dalit PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University hailing from Tamil Nadu, and announced a solatium of Rs 3 lakh to his family.
“I am deeply grieved by the death of J Muthukrishnan and I convey my condolences to his family,” Palaniswami said.
Muthukrishnan hailed from Periyeri village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu.
“Considering the family circumstances of the deceased student, I have ordered a solatium of Rs 3 lakh to his family.”
The chief minister said he has directed officials to render all assistance immediately to bring the body of the student back to his native village.
Muthukrishnan completed his MPhil from University of Hyderabad in 2015 before joining JNU for his PhD. The student, a resident of JNU’s Jhelum hostel, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a friend’s residence in south Delhi’s Munirka area on Monday.