Hyderabad: Engineering student jumps off building after accused for stealing

Hyderabad: A 19-year-old engineering student of Malla Reddy College of Engineering succumbed to injuries yesterday when she jumped off from her hostel’s fourth floor after she admitted stealing stuff from her roommates.

The student identified as Sandhya Rani was a resident of Jagtiyal and a civil engineering student staying in a hostel at Maisammaguda but after the reportedly stolen items from her roommates were found in her locker, she admitted to stealing them but later took the extreme step on Wednesday, TOi reports.

The police have filed a case of abetment to suicide against the college management, warden and the students who accused Rani of stealing things that has pushed her to take the drastic step.

“Sandhya’s roommate and hostelers in adjacent rooms said she had stolen Rs 500 to Rs 1000, items like water bottle and shorts,” said Sub-inspector Mahesh.

The police added that the stolen items were found in Sandhya’s locker. She later admitted her mistake and returned the items.

“On Wednesday at around 9.45 pm she jumped from a common balcony of the fourth floor of the hostel. Her room was on the fourth floor. We suspect that she was embarrassed by the charges against her,” said the SI.

She had spoken to her father and her boyfriend before taking the extreme step.

“She had severe injuries on her leg, thighs, and abdomen. She underwent surgery at Malla Reddy Narayana Multispeciality Hospital but died on Sunday at around 1.40 am,” said police.

Sandhya’s father Bhuma Reddy said he was asked if he has deposited money in Sandhya’s account by one of her friends.

“My daughter’s friend called on Wednesday night and enquired about her ATM card. She asked who gets the message if the money is deposited and whether I have deposited money in her account. After an hour when I called she said everything was fine. Later someone called to say she is in hospital, No one told us what happened,” Bhuma Reddy said.

Meanwhile the college management said they have no details about the incident.