Apparently, he had committed suicide, they added.
The body of deceased student, Krish Rajini (25) a resident of Jhelum, was found hanging in a room in Munirka Vihar.
Police reached the spot and found the room locked from inside, which they forced open to find the deceased hanging from ceiling.
The M.Phil. student is said to have gone out to have food at his friend’s house and locked his room from inside after returning from there on the pretext of sleeping.
Police are trying to find the reason behind his taking the extreme step, a police officer said.
“We are deeply saddened as one of our fellow students has committed suicide at his friend’s residence in Munirka Vihar just outside JNU campus. It’s an irreparable loss. May the departed soul rest in peace,” ABVP leader Saurabh Sharma said in a statement.
“When equality is denied everything is denied. There is no Equality in M.Phil. or Ph.D admission, there is no equality in viva voce, there is only denial of equality. Denying Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat recommendation, denying students protest in ad-block, denying the education of the marginals,” said Rajini’s last Facebook post.
“This was Krish last post before committing suicide. Yet another Dalit Ph.D scholar’s life is lost,” said JNU student Ashish Pandey.