Hyderabad University student commits suicide

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Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) A student of University of Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide by hanging in his hostel room on the campus on Saturday, police said.

N.Praveen, a student of first year Master of Fine Arts, was found hanging in his room L 204.

Other students in the hostel alerted Resident Medical Officer (RMO), who got Praveen shifted to a nearby private hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The body was shifted to government-run Osmania General Hospital for autopsy.

Police said no suicide note was found in Praveen’s room.

“The reasons behind Praveen’s death are not yet known. We are investigating,” a police officer at Gachibowli police station said.

Praveen hailed from Shadnagar town in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. He had taken admission into the university two months ago.

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In January, Rohith Vemula, a Dalit research scholar, had committed suicide by hanging in a hostel room, due to alleged caste discrimination by the university authorities.

The incident had triggered widespread protests in universities across the country.

–IANS

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