First year student of University of Hyderabad commits suicide

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In a shocking incident, a student of University of Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide in the L hostel early this morning.

The incident came to light when his room-mates of Praveen Kumar, the victim, returned from their departments only to find him hanging from the ceiling at around 5 am. His body was immediately shifted to the university health care centre where he was treated by the medical officer on duty.

“When the body was bought to the medical centre, the medical officer on duty had found him to be lifeless. Every possible treatment was given to bring him back to life. However, later we had to shift him to a private hospital for further treatment as we don’t have higher level equipment such as a ventilator. He was declared dead as soon as he was shifted to the private hospital,” Dr Ravindra Kumar, chief medical officer said.

The first year student had taken admission in the Master of Fine Arts in painting subject and had been living in room no 204 in L hostel for the last three months. He was a resident of Shadnagar in Mahbubnagar district. According to sources, he belongs to the backward class.

Following his suicide, the security officials in the university have locked his room. Further investigation will be taken up by the police shortly.

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