A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, J R Philemon from Manipur, pursuing his PhD in West Asia Studies, was found dead in room no 171 of the Brahmaputra Hostel on Tuesday. According to DSP Ishwar Singh, heavy drinking could have been a cause of his death. The deceased was reportedly not seen by anyone for the past three days. The police broke the door and found the decomposed body of the deceased after students complained of smell emanating from his room.
His body has been preserved at AIIMS mortuary for postmortem. Further investigation is underway to ascertain the cause of death.