Hyderabad: Student commits suicide after being ‘ragged’ by senior

Hyderabad: A 19-year-old student, who was studying in an engineering college in Chennai and came home on Diwali, hanged himself at his house in Nizampet area in Hyderabad alleging “ragging” by one of his seniors in the institution, police said on Friday.

V Krishna Chaitanya, a second-year B Tech student at a private college in Chennai, hanged himself to the ceiling fan at his house late last night, KPHB Police Station Inspector V Sreekanth Goud told PTI.

“Following a complaint from Krishna’s family members, we have registered a case of abatement to suicide under section 306 of IPC and under relevant sections of Anti-Ragging Act,” he said, adding that the case will now be transferred to a police station concerned in Chennai.

Before resorting to the extreme step, Krishna purportedly wrote in his diary that he was committing suicide following “harassment” by one of his seniors, Shekhar, a third year student at his college in Chennai, he said.

The senior student used to forcibly take Krishna’s pocket money for his own expenses and also beat him up, the official said quoting from the diary.

Krishna’s family members are residents of Nizampet and he had come down to Hyderabad recently for Diwali festival.

Further probe is on, police added.