In the latest twist in the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the police have now claimed that the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University student was "emotionally disturbed". This comes after Ahmed's family moved the Delhi Hight Court seeking information on the police probe.
According to a report in The Hindustan Times, investigators accessed prescriptions from the doctors Ahmed allegedly visited and found that he was on anti-depressants, and other medicines for insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Najeeb (27), a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on 15 October following an on-campus scuffle allegedly with the members of ABVP the night before.
The police also claimed that because of his mental condition, Ahmed may have left the campus voluntarily. HT quoted a police official as saying, "After a scuffle with ABVP members, Najeeb reportedly felt depressed and did not sleep a wink that night. He was so upset that he called his mother, crying, telling her that he would leave the hostel soon. His mother, who was aware of his condition, asked him to stay put till she reached the hostel.
The police even claimed that the mother had called his roommate and had asked him to keep an eye on him. Ahmed's mother Fatima Nafees refuted the allegations and claimed that the police were making up stories because they had no clue about Ahmed's whereabouts.
Nafees and Ahmed's cousin had also met senior police officers on Monday seeking information about the probe.
A family court source told The Telegraphthat the family is also likely to ask that the ABVP activists, who had allegedly assaulted Ahmed, be taken into custody.
The Delhi police and JNU have been severely criticised over their handling of the case. Even Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had submitted a memorandum to the President expressing concern over the "worrisome" situation prevailing in JNU.
Nafees and her daughter Fatima were on Sunday virtually dragged into a bus by police along with other students when they were on their way to India Gate.
The police, has so far, remained clueless of Ahmed's whereabouts.
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