Students found his body at around 4 am on Saturday.

First-year student at Hyderabad University found hanging in his hostel roomFile photo: Facebook/HCU
news News Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:02

In a tragic incident, a student from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) was found hanging in his room in the early hours of Saturday. He is reported to have killed himself.

The student, identified as Praveen Kumar, was in his first year of an MFA course and had just joined the central university in July.

He was found hanging in his room at the L-Block hostel in Room no. 204.

Students who found his body around 4am on Saturday informed the university's medical officer, following which he was taken to the Citizen hospital in Lingampally.

Praveen belonged to Shadnagar in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

At the time of writing, no suicide note was found by the police.

While the reason for the suicide is still unknown, the police are investigating the case.

Read the full statement from the University: 

"Mr. Nelli Praveen Kumar (Registration Number: 16SNMP07), a first semester student of the Department of Fine Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, was found hanging in his hostel room (L Hostel-204). 
 
At about 4.15 a.m. his room mate, also his classmate, returned from his painting studio and found the room latched from inside. When Praveen did not open the door despite several knocks, his room mate alerted his other hostel mates. Together, they managed to open the latch through the ventilator and found him hanging from the ceiling.
 
Praveen was immediately shifted to the University Health Centre, whereupon after preliminary examination by the Medical Officer, he was rushed to Citizen Hospital along with the university Medical Officer. Doctors at  Citizen hospital, after examining him, declared him dead. His brother reached Citizen Hospital. His body was later moved to Osmania General Hospital by the police.
 
The police are investigating the matter. The university officials and faculty members are in touch with his close friends and family.
 
The University deeply condoles the untimely, tragic death of Mr. Nelli Praveen Kumar. The Department of Fine Arts held a condolence meeting this morning."
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