In a suicide note, the student said that he was depressed as he was facing pressure from his family.

IIIT-Hyderabad student hangs self in hostel suicide note cites depressionImage for representation
news Crime Friday, April 27, 2018 - 07:40

A fourth-year student from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Hyderabad, allegedly killed himself on Thursday after he hung himself from the fan with a bedsheet in his hostel on campus.

The deceased, identified as Puli Sunandh Kumar Reddy from Guntur district, was reported to have been depressed. 

Sunandh was pursuing Computer Science Engineering at the institute.

The police said that the incident came to light after Sunandh did not come out of his hostel room on Thursday, and his friends went to call on him late in the afternoon.

As there was no response, the security personnel were alerted, and they entered the room to find Sunandh hanging.

According to reports, Sunandh's friends and the institute's faculty members said that he fared well academically and never showed any signs of being depressed.

The Gachibowli Police also recovered a suicide note addressed to the deceased's parents, where he said that he was under a lot of pressure due to the expectations that his relatives were putting on him.

In the note, he also mentioned that he was a big fan of actor Mahesh Babu and used to watch all of his films, to relax.

Once the parents were informed, a case was registered and the body was shifted to the state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad for an autopsy.

In October last year, Telangana Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari, warned that the state would shut down institutions if they violated the norms laid down by the government.

“Inspect the schools and colleges. Study the teaching methods and come out with suitable guidelines so that students can learn in a peaceful and stress-free atmosphere,”  he told officials.



Those in need of counselling can contact Roshni, a suicide helpline operational every day from 11 am to 9 pm. Roshni can be reached at  040 66202000/2001.


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