New Delhi: Revolutionary Socialist Party MP from Karala, NK Premachandran also brought up the suicide of IIT Madras student Fathima Lateef, who was found hanging from a fan in her hostel room. He demanded a high level committee to look into the investigations regarding the case. Fathima had reportedly identified a professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences as “the cause of my death”.
Meanwhile, Union Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam said that efficient officers were probing the case and the truth could be revealed after holding talks with the IIT authorities, including its Director.
The senior bureaucrat, who visited the IIT on Sunday, also urged to avoid circulating fake content on social media platforms that could adversely affect the investigation. The report would be handed over to the Union Human Resources Minister soon. A native of Kollam in Kerala, Fathima was found dead at the college hostel on November 9. She was a first-year student of MA Hhumanities and Development studies (Integrated course).