“I am undergoing hell here. It is a waste to study in this college,” the suicide note said.

Experiencing hell in hostel life Telangana student kills herselfImage for representation
news News Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 07:54

In a tragic incident, a 17-year-old polytechnic student killed herself in Telangana's Sangareddy district, after she was unable to bear alleged harassment by her seniors, and the dismal condition of her hostel. 

The Deccan Chronicle reported that the minor girl, identified as A Shahasra, was a native of Nagarkurnool district, and completed her SSC in 2016, before joining the department of Agriculture in Ratnapuri Polytechnic College. 

The DC report adds that the hostel lacked basic facilities, and made students share their cots, while it did not even have a full-time female warden. 

“God, I am undergoing hell here. It is a waste to study in this college,” the newspaper quotes the suicide note saying. 

According to media reports, the family staged a protest after she hung herself, and held the college administration responsible for their daughter's death. They also blamed hostel authorities and sought action against them.

This comes against the backdrop of the suicide of 17-year-old Shravya, earlier this month, in Hyderabad.

Shravya's father had dropped her at the hostel on August 9, after a week-long vacation at her home in Veligonda, in Telangana's Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district.

Upset at being allegedly harassed by the college management over the payment of fees, Shravya hung herself before her father could even leave the premises of the hostel. 

She was rushed to the hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Citing Shravya's suicide, a Hyderabad-based activist moved the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), to take note of the rising number of student suicides in Telangana.

The SHRC then issued a notice to Telangana's Principal Secretary (Education). A notice was also issued to the Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, as Sharvya's suicide occurred under his jurisdiction. 


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