Student Commits Suicide in Osmania University for Separate Telangana

Following suicide by a student over Telangana state in Osmania University, students of all varsities in Telangana region have boycotted examinations, reported IANS.

Report said citing police that Venugopal Reddy, an MCA student, set himself on fire at Osmania University and his body was found in the campus early Tuesday.

A suicide note left by the deceased said that he was let down by the delay in the formation of Telangana state and feared that it would not become a reality, said report, adding that he also appealed to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to help in formation of a separate state.

Report said that Reddy, who was a native of Nalgonda district, was a student of Lalita College of Engineering at Uppal in the city.

After his suicide, tension prevailed in the university campus with Joint Action Committee (JAC) of students and teachers staging a protest with the body on the campus, said report.

Report said that JAC leaders demanded Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family of deceased.

Giving a call to a two-day shutdown in Telangana, JAC urged students across the region to boycott examinations, report said.

Additional police forces rushed to the university, the nerve centre of the ongoing Telangana agitation.

Reddy committed suicide just a day after JAC initiated a march to urge the central government to immediately start the process of formation of Telangana state. The 20-day march through the region will conclude with a public meeting in Warangal.

In the meantime, protests also broke out at Kakatiya University in Warangal, Satavahana University in Karimnagar and Palamuru University in Mahabubnagar. Students boycotted examinations, report said.

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