The bloodstains collected from the rooms of Vice Principal and PRO of Nehru college of Engineering matched the blood group of Jishnu Pranoy, who had committed suicide after alleged harassment by the college authorities.
After the forensic results proved that the blood stains collected from the college belonged to O+ group, which is the same as Jishnu’s, the special investigation team probing the case collected blood samples on Tuesday from his parents for DNA test. Blood was collected from Jishnu’s parents at Nadapuram Taluk hospital in Kozhikode district.
An officer in the SIT team told The News Minute that only after the DNA test, can it be confirmed whether the bloodstains belonged to Jishnu. If it proves that the bloodstains belong to Jishnu, then it would be a major turning point in the case.
Jishnu’s family has consistently maintained that the college management had "murdered their son". Jishnu’s mother Mahija and father Ashokan K P have repeatedly alleged that Jishnu was subjected to assault by college authorities before his death.
It was in the second week of February that the forensic team found bloodstains in the office of the Vice Principal (VP) and PRO of the Nehru College of Engineering at Pambady in Thrissur.
Jishnu, an 18-year old first-year student of the college had reportedly killed himself on January 6, following allegations by college authorities of cheating in an examination. There were also allegations that Jishnu was subjected to brutal assault by the Vice Principal and college PRO in their office.
Though the police have filed cases against five persons including the college Chairman and PRO, all the five have been absconding since the controversy erupted.