Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel


A suicide note recovered from the spot stated he feared failing in exam and was hence committing suicide.

A first year MSc Physics student studying at Hyderabad's Osmania University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Sunday. The exams are around the corner and I am scared that I will fail.

On Monday, the agitated students blocked the way of VC Ramachander Rao, preventing him from visiting the hostel.

The police apparently found a suicide note from Murali and said he had ended his life due to depression, coupled with pressure from examinations. "Additional police forces were rushed to the campus", said Inspector V. Ashok Reddy of the OU police. Among them, reportedly, cases were filed against 22 students on various charges including damaging public property while others were released on the same night. Telangana Joint Action Committee of the alliance had given a call for a complete shutdown of the Osmania University on Monday. In the gathering of thousands of youth and students, condolences to Murali were paid. Arunank, a member of Democratic Students Union in the campus alleged that the Telangana Government has been neglecting the development of the University resulting in degrading conditions of education in the University. Security was tightened on the campus even as students raised slogans against the chief minister.

Holding the Telangana government responsible for the ongoing suicides of unemployed youth in the State, TJAC chairman M Kodandaram launched a full-scale attack on the TRS regime, saying that the Telangana government had focused its attention on getting commissions from contractors and making land deals, instead of taking steps to provide jobs to the youth, "who were at the forefront during the statehood agitation".

He added that the University has been facing a huge financial crisis. He said the government should give Rs 50 lakh as compensation to Murali's family or else the student organisation would not allow the police to shift his body from the hostel.