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Another Jawaharlal Nehru University student goes missing

10 January 2018

Jain, pursuing PhD from the IGNOU under the supervision of a JNU professor, used to attend lab number 408 at the JNU's School of Life Sciences.

Police on Wednesday clarified that missing research scholar Mukul Jain was a former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University and was no more enrolled with the varsity.

Earlier in the day, police had said, Jain was a student of the JNU.

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IGNOU's research unit director Kaustuva Barik confirmed that the student was registered with IGNOU. "We will offer all kind of assistance needed (to trace him)", Barik said.

Police say that Jain's family members had approached them on Monday evening to register a complaint after he did not receive their phone calls. It is suspected that he was having some problems in his relationship, as per sources.

The police, however, do not suspect any foul play.

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Najeeb Ahmed, also a JNU student, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the university on October 15, 2016 following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad the previous night.

Photographs of Mukul Jain were circulated on social media, in an attempt to help locate the youth, although Najeeb Ahmed is still yet to be found after almost 2 years. An investigation has been initiated by Delhi Police to find out his whereabouts.

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Another Jawaharlal Nehru University student goes missing