The special team of Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the city police on Monday conducted inquiries with three IIT-Madras professors in connection with the suicide of MA student Fathima Lathief in the campus.
Police officials are expected to meet the professors again and also inquire Fathima’s classmates and hostel roommates when they return to the institution after the study holidays. Earlier, hostel staff members and Fathima’s father Abdul Lathief were interrogated on Saturday. But officials remain tight-lipped about the inquiry proceedings.
Fathima, a student of integrated MA course in humanities hailing from Kollam district in Kerala, was found hanging in her room in Sarayu hostel on November 9. The incident made headlines after her parents met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking fair probe into her death as she had mentioned a few professors’ name for pushing her to take the extreme step. On Friday, Abdul Lathief met Chief Minster Edappadi K Palaniswami and DGP JK Tripathy and sought proper investigation raising suspicion over his daughter’s death.