More than nine months after 18-year-old college student Jishnu Pranoy was found hanging in the bathroom of his college in Kerala's Thrissur district, the Supreme Court asked the state government how long it will take to complete the investigation.
Slamming the LDF Kerala government on Monday, the SC asked, "How many years will you take to complete the investigation?"
The apex court made the remark while considering a petition filed by Jishnu's mother Mahija, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the mysterious death of her son in January this year at the Nehru college premises. The first accused in the case is Nehru Group's Chairman P Krishnadas, who is currently out on bail.
The SC also asked the Kerala government to apprise the court of the progress in the investigation done so far. In her petition filed on Monday, Mahija alleged that even after so many months since Jishnu's death, the police were unable to come up with substantial evidence to prove the crime. She added that she has lost trust in the Kerala police.
Moreover, the SC directed the CBI to take a stand within a week, on whether it is ready to take up the case or not. Previously, the court had asked the CBI about its stand in taking up the case, following which, the Kerala government had said that it welcomed a CBI probe.