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Hyderabad University student commits suicide

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 10:10 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): A first-year student of Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Hyderabad has allegedly committed suicide in the hostel room by hanging himself.

The incident came to light when the room-mates of victim, who has been identified as Praveen Kumar, returned from their departments and found him hanging from the ceiling yesterday midnight.

Confirming the news, University's official spokesperson Professor Vipin Srivastava said, "Police is investigating the matter. He was MFA (Painting) student and had joined the university one and a half months back."

The first year student had taken admission in the Master of Fine Arts in painting subject and had been living in room number 204 in hostel from one and a half months.

The suicide comes months after Rohith Vemula (26), a second year PhD student at University of Hyderabad, committed suicide inside the campus in a similar fashion after alleged caste discrimination.

Since then thousands of students and activists have hit the streets in protest across India amid a renewed debate on festering casteism in educational campuses. (ANI)