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Home Minister assures action to mother, cops say Najeeb Ahmad was in depression


The mother of missing student of JNU Najeeb Ahmed met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who assured her of his intervention to find out the youth who has been untraceable since October 15.

Fatima Nafees and other family members urged the Home Minister to trace Najeeb, a student of School of Biotechnology in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. The Home Minister gave a patient hearing to Najeeb’s mother and other family mothers and listened to all their grievances, official sources said.

Singh told them that Delhi Police has set up a special team to pursue the case and he was personally taking stock of the progress in the probe.

The Home Minister assured the family all kind of assistance, the sources said.

The Delhi Police is in the process of reconstructing the psychological profile of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the campus over three weeks ago, as reports surfaced that the student may have been suffering from depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The police believes that Najeeb was on anti-depressants some other drugs used to treat OCD as they recovered a prescription from his hostel room.

“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,” a police source said.

“His mother even called his roommate, requesting him not to leave Najeeb alone till she reached the hostel. Though his mother has refused that Najeeb was on medication for depression and had neurological problems, his doctor confirmed it,” a police source said.

According to the report, Najeeb was prescribed with Flunil 20mg (used to treat OCD) and Zolfresh 5mg (sleep inducers) on 27 August this year.

Later in September, he was also prescribed the drug Lonazep which is used to treat fits, panic attacks and agoraphobia (fear of public places). The police also found some anti-depressants in his room, which led them to shift gear from their traditional methods of tracing him and considered to do his psychological profiling to crack the case.

DCW notice to Delhi Police for ‘groping’ protesting student

Swati Mahiwal, Chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the police commissioner seeking explanation for a cop’s alleged misbehaviour with a female JNU student during a protest.

“I have received a complaint from a girl regarding alleged groping and physical abuse by a police officer during a peaceful protest for missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed at India Gate. A picture which clearly shows a policeman groping her was displayed today in the newspaper,” said Maliwal said in the letter.

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