The panel will come up with suggestions to prevent such incidents in future.

UoH forms enquiry committee to look into suicide of first-year studentFile photo: Facebook/HCU
news News Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 07:11

Authorities at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Monday, constituted an enquiry committee to probe the suicide of a Fine Arts student Nelli Praveen Kumar.

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

Deccan Chronicle reported that the panel would be headed by Prof. B. Kamaiah, dean, School of Economics as chairman and has anti discrimination officer Prof. Sarat Jyotsna among others. 

Earlier this week, Praveen 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.

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

The Times of India reported:

Official order constituting the panel was issued by the registrar...As per the terms of reference of the panel, the members will examine the possible reasons for the suicide on September 17. They will come up with suggestions to prevent such incidents in future. The panel has to submit its report within two months from the date of issue of the notification, i.e., by November 19.

The university in  a statement had said:

"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)...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. "


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