UK coroner calls for probe into Indian student’s death

A British coroner has asked police in the UK and India to investigate further into the suspected suicide of an Indian student,who was found dead in her campus accommodation at Liverpool University earlier this month

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published:July 30, 2013 2:43 am

A British coroner has asked police in the UK and India to investigate further into the suspected suicide of an Indian student,who was found dead in her campus accommodation at Liverpool University earlier this month.

Body of Georgianna Thomsson,an 18-year-old aspiring astronaut from Chennai,was discovered hanging in her room at Melville Grove on the university campus.

“There were various notes left within the accommodation. Some of those notes seemed to indicate intentional self-harm. However,there were other notes which led me to direct there be investigations not just here,but also in Chennai,” Liverpool Coroner Andre Rebello said.

According to local media ,Thomsson — an aerospace engineering student at the university — had not been seen for many days before her body was found on July 12.

She had reportedly started missing lectures in February.

Local Merseyside Police have confirmed that officers are working to respond to the coroner’s directions of a further probe to piece together the circumstances surrounding Georgianna’s death.

Her father Seshiyan Thomsson,a policeman from Chennai, has insisted there was more to his daughter’s mysterious death.

“There is no fan,no iron rod in the room where she was found dead. How could she hang herself,” he had said following a visit to the room where her body was found. He has refused to accept his daughter’s body for her funeral until further investigations were carried out.

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