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CBI takes over IIT Madras student's suicide case

Chennai

30-December-2019

The CBI has formally taken over the investigation of the suicide of 19-year-old Fathima Latheef, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).

The CBI has registered a First Information Report (FIR) based on the FIR registered by the Tamil Nadu police.

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier transferred the case to CBI after Fathima's father Abdul Latheef had met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi sometime back.

The order transferring the case referred to the communication from the Central government requesting the Tamil Nadu government for proposal to transfer the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

On Nov 11, 2019, Fathima, a bright first year MA Humanities and Development Studies student, took her life by hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room, allegedly on the account of religious bias against her.

Hearing a petition for a CBI probe filed by the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the court had also said that if it wants, the Tamil Nadu government can opt for such a probe.IANS