In August, 2017 a 3rd year law student from National Law University, Jodhpur was found dead near the railway tracks opposite the university, the morning after the deceased went out with his friends for dinner. The mother of the deceased, the petitioner had requested the Rajasthan Police in 2019 to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe into the matter and solve the mystery sooner. But the request was rejected stating that the investigating officer is already occupied with the task.
The petitioner has also alleged the prejudice of the police, causing lacunae in investigation is due to the student not being a domicile of the state. Thus, making the plea for transfer reasonable. To support the contention, the petitioner has also pointed out the police’s disinterest in checking phone records, social media accounts etc and also being selective while questioning witnesses.
It is also the contention of the petitioner that the University was reluctant to inform the parents and had only done so on the persuasion of the deceased’s friends.
Displeased, the mother had approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to transfer the case from the state police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). However, Justice RF Nariman, BR Gavai and Navin Sinha, presiding over the case, have directed Rajasthan Police to solve the case in two months’ time.