VIJAYAWADA: A first year intermediate student was found hanging in her hostel room in the Maris Stella College here on Monday. The police suspect it to be a suicide.
According to police, D Bhanu Preeti was found hanging from the ceiling of her hostel room (No: 127) by her colleagues and the college staff who broke open the doors when their repeated calls to her to open the door went unanswered.
The 16-year-old girl from Pangidigudem near Jangareddygudem in West Godavari district was away for the last 20 days as she was not well. Her father brought her on Sunday as she had to rejoin the college to take the exams scheduled from Monday. The police are not yet clear as to what had prompted her to end her life. They wonder whether she had taken the extreme step because of her ill-health or too much of academic pressure.