Missing JNU student Najeeb had obsessive compulsive disorder: Report

Police suspected that the student may have left the JNU hostel voluntarily. Police may also raid the university's hostel.

Najeeb Ahmed, the JNU student who has been missing for more than 25 days, was on anti-depressants and had been taking medicines for insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder, HT reported citing its sources.

According to the report, the investigators told the newspaper that they accessed prescriptions from the doctor he allegedly visited thrice in the two weeks before he went missing for treatment. They found out that he may have been emotionally disturbed.

Police suspected that the student may have left the JNU hostel voluntarily. The report said, police may raid JNU hostel.

Najeeb Ahmed, a 27-year-old first-year MSc student, went missing from campus on October 15 after getting into an altercation with members of the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. There has been no information about Ahmed’s whereabouts so far.

“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 told the newspaper.

“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.

However, the mother of the missing student maintained that Najeeb was fit. “The police are making this up because they are unable to find my son,” she told HT.

On Sunday, the Delhi Police had  detained missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad’s mother, his relatives and students outside the National Archives of India.

The family and the students had gathered at the spot for a protest at India Gate, called by the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU). However, they were detained before they could begin and taken to different police stations.