Tirupati medical college student commits suicide

Vijayawada: A girl student of Sri Venkateswara Medical College in Tirupati committed suicide on Sunday, the second such incident in a week, police said.

Gitika, 19, was an MBBS second-year student. She ended her life by hanging at her house here in the evening. police said. The reason for her suicide is not known.

The incident came a week after the suicide of B. Shilpa, a postgraduate student in paediatrics, who hanged herself at her house in Pileru town of Chittoor district.

The 30-year-old student had in April written to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, accusing three Professors of Pediatric Department of sexual harassment.

The student was upset after she failed in exams. She told her friends that she was deliberately failed for complaining against the Professors.

Following an uproar, authorities transferred the college Principal and formed in May a three-member inquiry committed headed by the Director of Medical Education K. Babji. The panel is yet to submit its report.