TN: Slipper thrown at Union minister in deceased JNU student’s hometown

Salem: A person allegedly hurled a chappal and a stone at Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, who had come to pay his final respects to Dalit JNU scholar Muthukrishnan when his mortal stays had been introduced in Salem on Thursday.

Radhakrishnan advised reporters five-member staff has already submitted the autopsy report of Muthukrishnan, primarily based on which a judicial probe shall be initiated.

Muthukrishnan had allegedly dedicated suicide at a pal's home in New Delhi on March 13.

As Radhakrishnan was addressing the media, some college students and activists began elevating slogans towards the BJP-led Central authorities.

Within the melee, a person allegedly hurled a chappal and a stone on the Union minister, which, nonetheless, missed the goal.

Police have taken the individual into custody.

Radhakrishnan described the incident as "undesirable" and requested the Tamil Nadu BJP unit to not make an enormous challenge of it.

In response to a query on Muthukrishnan's alleged suicide, he stated, "I will not accept (accusations) that this (death) has happened because of the BJP coming to power."

These incidents "have been happening at many places for the last 60 years", he claimed.

The Union Minister of State for Street Transport and Highways and Transport stated in Muthukrishnan's dying, he felt like having misplaced "my own younger brother".

Earlier, Radhakrishnan positioned a wreath on the physique of Muthukrishnan, whereas Salem Collector Sampath paid floral tributes and handed over a cheque of Rs three lakh introduced by the state authorities to Jeevanandam, father of Muthukrishnan.

The physique was introduced this morning from Chennai and stored at Muthukrishnan's residence right here.

The M.Phil pupil, who was staying on the Jawaharlal Nehru College's Jhelum hostel in New Delhi, was discovered hanging from the ceiling fan at a pal's residence in south Delhi's Munirka space on March 13.

In a sequence of tweets, Radhakrishnan stated his get together will proceed to voice help for the welfare of Tamil Nadu and the scholars of the state.

In the meantime, state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan flayed the chappal-throwing incident.