A 22-year-old engineering student, son of a CRPF constable, committed suicide by shooting himself with a .32 licensed revolver at his house at Hakimpet in Alwal police limits in Secunderabad on Thursday.
Police suspect depression drove Rishu Singh, a third-year student of CMR Engineering College at Medchal and resident of CRPF Quarters at Hakimpet, to the act.
“Around 4 pm, when his parents were not in the house, Rishu took his father’s revolver to his room, bolted the door from inside and shot himself,” said Alwal police inspector SV Harikrishna.
The incident came to light around 5.30 pm when the youth’s sister reached home and found the main doors bolted from inside. Peeping through the bedroom window, she saw her brother in a pool of blood and the weapon lying beside him.
After receiving information, police went to the place and recovered the body. “Probe revealed that Rishu was depressed and was under medication. He was tensed up about the his ongoing examinations. When his parents were not at home, he committed suicide,” police said.