The injury marks are such that they could not have been caused by being run over by a train. Whether he accidentally fell in front of the train or there is some foul play involved is a matter of investigation, police officials said.
Jaipur: Vikrant Nagaich, a bright student of Jodhpur National Law University, was found dead on railway tracks outside his college on Monday night. Latest update: NLU student Vikrant Nagaich was murdered, says police after 10 months of investigation
The mystery has shrouded the death as the police have allegedly found injury marks on his body. The injury marks are such that they could not have been caused by being run over by a train. Whether he accidentally fell in front of the train or there is some foul play involved is a matter of investigation, police officials said.
Vikrant was in third year of his law studies and was a student of fifth semester. He had won All India Moot Court Competition – 2017 two months ago. He belonged to Lucknow. His family members reached Jodhpur on Tuesday morning.
A batch-mate of the victim however told The PinkCity Post that Vikrant was not depressed.
“I knew Vikrant very well and he wasn’t depressed for sure. Last week he was preparing for the Intra-University Moot Court Competition and that’s why he was not interacting with other people. In fact, he was working with us in my room or in the next room. He wasn’t depressed about the so-called break up either. He was mature and understood that the relationship ran its course. They happily separated and he was totally normal,” he said.
Vikrant had left college with his three friends around 7.30 pm and returned 15 minutes later according to the entry-and-exit logs maintained at the gate. Friends were quoted as saying that he came up to the entrance gate and filled in his name and signature but didn’t enter the premises. He told his friends that he needed to go somewhere and would come back a few minutes later.
His friends started calling him when he didn’t return. One of his friends talked to him around 10.30, but his phone was found switched off 15 minutes later. He had told his friend who had called him that he would be back in a few minutes.
The police have sealed the hostel room where Vikrant was staying. Mandor SHO Mukta Pareek was quoted as saying that a postmortem examination of the body would be conducted in the presence of his parents and the room would be examined.
The railway tracks are behind a guest house situated in front of his college.
The body was identified on the basis of college ID card and other documents recovered from his clothes.
The police are recording the statement of his hostel mates, friends, college lecturers and classmates.
The National Law University is situated in Mandor Near Jodhpur.