Chennai, November 19: Following the death of first-year-IIT Madras student, Fathima Lateef, two students who started their protest on Monday, continue to sit on fast inside the campus for the second day, demanding an investigation into the suicide case.
A special team of the Crime Branch, Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) was formed on Monday for investigation. According to an ANI update, three professors were interrogated in IIT Madras guest house inside the campus. IIT Madras Student Suicide Case: Victim's Parents Submit Petition to Pinarayi Vijayan Urging State Government's Intervention in Probe.
Check ANI tweet:
Chennai: A special team of the Crime Branch, Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) was formed yesterday for investigation; three professors interrogated in IIT Madras guest house inside the campus. #TamilNadu https://t.co/NqbsMYUPsf
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2019
Last week, Lateef's parents submitted a petition to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. On Monday, Azhar Moideen and Justin Joseph, students of the humanities department and members of Chinta Bar, an independent student body, began their protest near the main entrance of the institute.
Fathima was found hanging in her hostel room at IIT-Madras last week. While the police registered a case of unnatural death and said no suicide note was found. Her father, however, mentioned a note allegedly written in her cellphone where she has blamed one of her teachers behind her death. There is a mystery around her death and no one knows what prompted Fathima to take her life. Her teachers have mentioned that she was an academically bright student.