Engg. student jumps to death from hostel building

A first-year engineering student was found dead at the hostel premises of the VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology campus in Bachpally here on Thursday morning.

The boy, Shiva Nagu (18) from Nagarkurnool district, took his own life by jumping from the terrace of the hostel’s 12-storey building. “He suffered multiple injuries and died instantly,” Bachupally SI Shiva Shanker said.

He said that around 6:30 a.m. the boy left his room and went to the terrace to resort to extreme walking. “Shiva Nagu leaving the room by himself was recorded by the building’s CCTV cameras,” the officer said. His father is a chief of police at the CRPF.

A note allegedly left by the victim said he wanted to end his life while in class 9 and 10, but couldn’t for various reasons. “I’m sorry, sisters, for being rude to you repeatedly. I love you mom. I love you dad,” he reportedly read. The letter and his cellphone were found in his purse in the hostel room.

“We have not yet determined the exact reason for his suicide,” Mr. Shiva Shanker said. Mild tension reigned after student unions demonstrated outside the college, leading to a lathi charge by the police.

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Linda G. Ibarra