OBC student commits suicide in hostel room of Hyderabad University

Hyderabad Central University:

  • 17-09-2016

Praveen Nalli, a first year fine arts student from Hyderabad Central University was found hanging in his hostel room early this morning ,it is the same university where Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula had killed himself in January this year after alleging persecution by university officials over his caste.His death led to massive student protests, following which the university has been closed to outsiders, including the media.

Praveen is from Shadnagar in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana about 50 km away from Hyderabad. His father is an employee with the public sector BSNL.

The police said they suspect Praveen Nalli, a Master of Fine Arts student, committed suicide. No suicide note has however been found in initial searches at the hostel, they said.”The reasons behind Praveen’s death are not yet known,” said a police officer.Praveen was found hanging in his hostel room number 204 by other students, who alerted the Resident Medical Officer or RMO of the campus at around 4 am. He was still alive then, the police said, and was rushed to a hospital nearby, but died on the way as reported by NDTV.

As reported in Hindustan Times “Going by the diary, Praveen was not feeling comfortable with studies. There were a couple of sentences in which he wondered why he was not able to lead a normal life like others and why he was not happy,” Karthikeya said. Students said Praveen belonged to Kuruma (shepherd) caste, which comes under the other backward class (OBC) category.

image source:NDTV
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