Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel

Osmania University

Osmania University

Murali committed suicide on Sunday by hanging himself in his hostel bathroom, allegedly due to academic pressure.

Murali said in his suicide note, "Exams are round the corner and I fear I will fail".

On the afternoon of Sunday, 3 December, Eramaina Murali, a first year MSc Physics student of Osmania University committed suicide in a washroom in the varsity's Maneru Hostel. "Therefore, I have chose to end my life", Murali wrote in his suicide note, according to The Times of India report.

After learning about Murali's death, a large number of students gathered near the hostel. However, students claimed there was another note in which Murli had expressed disappointment over not getting a government job as promised by the TRS government and alleged that the police took away that note from his room.

The note read that he had never failed in any examination.

He demanded an investigate on the suicide and the lathi charge by the police. The students alleged that Murali was anxious that the government would not keep its word to fill vacancies.

"After being confined for more than three hours in the OU police station, they released us on Monday morning", the two journalists said. The students refused to allow the police to shift the body of the deceased E Murali for postmortem, insisting on Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia. TJAC chairman Kodandaram alleged that the state government's failure in keeping the promise to provide jobs has led to frustration among youth and students. Telangana Joint Action Committee of the alliance had given a call for a complete shutdown of the Osmania University on Monday. Shouting "KCR down, down", students burnt effigy of the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in front of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

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