A 16-year-old student committed suicide in Hyderabad on Tuesday, after setting herself on fire at her college hostel in Miyapur.
The girl, Satwika was reported to be an MPC student at Sri Chaitanya Junior College's residential campus.
The Times of India reported that Satwika called her mother at 1 pm, and said that she did not want to stay at the hostel. Following the phone call, students soon saw smoke billowing out of the girl's room, but it was too late to rescue her.
â€śSatwika was engulfed in flames and suffered third-degree burns. She died on the spot. We are yet to ascertain what fuel she used to torch herself. A sample has been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for examination," N Bhujanga Rao, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Kukatpally told TOI.
TNIE reported that Satwika had been home for Dasara vacations and had returned to the hostel just two days ago.
Her family was shocked by the incident.
Sathvika's friends had been surprised too, since her academic performance has been among the best. She had joined the college earlier this year after graduating from the well-known Vishakha Public School in Nizamabad district.
A case has been registered and her body has been sent for post-mortem.