Palakkad: The Kerala Technical University (KTU) will conduct a direct investigation into the suicide of Kozhikode native Jishnu Pranoy (18). On being directed by the Education Minister, the university officials will visit the college on Tuesday for collecting evidence.
Jishnu had committed suicide at the college hostel on Friday evening. He was a first year computer science student at the college.
The college authorities said that it had warned Jishnu after he was caught copying. However, Jishnu’s relatives allege he was beaten up in the Vice-Principal’s room and the body bore beating marks. The march conducted by students’ organisations to the college on Monday had turned violent.