An engineering student of Nova Engineering College allegedly committed suicide in Vijayawada late on Saturday night as he failed to clear several subjects in the second and third year of college, media reports said.
Twenty two-year-old Puvvala Prem Prasad, a fourth-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ended his life by hanging himself in his hostel room. He did not leave any suicide note.
Deccan Chronicle quoted NovaEngineering College director J. Srinivasa Rao as saying that Prasad neither attended college regularly nor did not clear backlog subjects of the previous three years of engineering
Pavan Prasad, Prem’s brother, said that only two days back he was with his brother and he appeared very friendly.
”We don’t know what had happened in college or the hostel. We all are in a shock. He was a very hard working boy who aimed for a huge success in life,” he said.
Meanwhile, a second year engineering student from Anna University died after allegedly falling from the terrace a multi-storey building in the college premises on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Shanmuga Preetha (19), a B. Tech Ceramic Technology student at the Guindy College of Engineering. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. It is yet to be ascertained whether she fell from the terrace while talking on the mobile or she committed suicide.
These incidents came to light after Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar of Hyderabad University, allegedly committed suicide after he and his four friends were suspended by the authorities from the hostel after a fight with the ABVP activists in the campus.
The Hyderabad incident had sparked nationwide outrage with the opposition demanding the resignations of Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya.
Even students of Jawahar Lal Nehru joined the protest with at least three going on an indefinite hunger strike in the national capital demanding justice for Rohith Vemula. Read more here