Poor hostel facilities drive student to commit suicide in Sangareddy district

A second-year student of Ratnapur Agriculture Polytechnic College at Turkala Khanapur committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan.

Published: 29th August 2017 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

SANGAREDDY:  Allegedly aggrieved by the poor living conditions in her hostel, a second-year student of Ratnapur Agriculture Polytechnic College at Turkala Khanapur in Sangareddy district committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Sunday night. The deceased, Sahasra (18), had expressed her unwillingness to stay in the hostel to her father several times. Students and police said that the hostel did not serve good food and the rooms were filled beyond their capacity. Eight students were made to stay in a room meant for only four, they added.

Following Sahasra’s complaints about the poor facilities, her father Rajender had brought the issue to the notice of college administration officer Bhikshapathi, but it fell on deaf ears. On Sunday night at 1 am, Sahasra’s roommates woke up to the sight of their friend hanging from the ceiling fan. The administrative officer was informed, who called her parents. The aggrieved parents held hostel authorities responsible for the death and staged a dharna in front of the hostel. Jinnaram police circle inspector Shyamala Venkatesh reached the spot and pacified Sahasra’s parents.

A case was registered against the college management based on the complaint lodged by the parents. Hathnoora sub-inspector M Rajesh said that in a letter to her father, Sahasra had mentioned that she was disturbed due to lack of proper facilities in the hostel. The body was sent to Sangareddy gove r n m e n t h o s p i t a l f o r post-mortem. In the past, another hosteller, Sirisha, had attempted suicide.

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