Putting an end to the speculations behind the note that was found inside the room of 18-year old IIT Powai student, Darshan Solanki, the forensic department has confirmed that the handwriting on the note was indeed of Solanki.
The forensic department had submitted their detailed report conducted on the handwriting found on the note, to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), that is probing the death case. Solanki had ended his life by reportedly jumping off the seventh floor of a hostel where he was staying.
Speculations of caste discrimination ruled out
After the forensic department's report, the police would now be focusing on the equation between Arman mentioned in Solanki's note and have ruled out the possibility of any caste discrimination so far behind the incident.
Upon seeing the note, deceased's mother confirmed his handwriting
The note, which was a single sentence written on the last blank sheet of a four-page question paper found under the study table of Solanki, read the words "Arman has killed me". On seeing the note, the mother of the deceased had confirmed that it was her son's handwriting, but as per protocol, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that had found the note, sent it for forensic analysis to confirm it.
The SIT received the results of the forensic analysis late on Thursday night which matched with the other handwriting samples, including Darshan's answer sheets, which were sent to the forensic lab.
Darshan and Arman got in a few days back
Arman Iqbal Khatri, whose name is mentioned in the note, is a co-student at IIT Powai, and according to the police, he confessed to a fight with Darshan a few days before his suicide. He said that he had apologized for it several times but Darshan continued to remain fearful of him. The investigation regarding the reason for the fight is underway and no arrests have been made so far.
Internal team of IIT confirms no evidence of caste based discrimination
Darshan Solanki, an 18-year-old student who hailed from Gujarat allegedly jumped from the seventh floor of his hostel building and died by suicide on February 12 at the prestigious IIT Powai campus. Since the time of his death, his parents had alleged serious allegations of caste discrimination against their son within the campus which according to them led to his suicide. However, an internal team of IIT had confirmed no proof of caste discrimination and now with the confirmation of Solanki's handwriting on the alleged suicide note, the casteism angle in the case has been further ruled out.