SANGAREDDY: A second-year student, Bagli Swapna (18), at IIIT Basara, Adilabad, committed suicide by hanging herself at Usirakapally village of Manur mandal in Medak on Tuesday. In her suicide letter, she alleged that mental harassment by her lecturer, Vijayabhanu, had forced her to take the drastic step.
Swapna also said a first-year student had committed suicide on January 15 and that Vijayabhanu made her write a ‘confession’ letter admitting her responsibility for his death. On February 1, Vijayabhanu called Swapna’s mother Sangamma to the college and told her that Swapna’s behaviour was immoral and she should be removed from the college rolls permanently.
Deeply hurt by the lecturer’s comments and attitude, Swapna came back home and hanged herself when her parents went to work at the fields.
Devastated after seeing her daughter dead and after reading her suicide note, Sangamma demanded a probe into the suicide and immediate action against the college management. “We have sent her all the way to Basara to study because she is an intelligent girl. But, she is no more now,” Sangamma lamented.
Mudhole and Basara police visited the college and began an inquiry. When contacted, IIIT engineering college director Appalla Naidu told Express that a thorough enquiry will be conducted after his return on Wednesday.