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Chennai: Arson, rampage at Sathyabama University after first year student kills self

Students Of The Sathyabama University Went On A Rampage And Set Fire To Varsity Properties After A Girl Student Allegedly Killed Herself In Her Hostel Room On Wednesday In Chennai.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 23 Nov 2017, 12:02:13 AM
Chennai: Arson, rampage at Sathyabama Deemed University after first year student kills self (Representative Photo)


Students of the Sathyabama University went on a rampage and set fire to varsity properties after a girl student allegedly killed herself in her hostel room on Wednesday in Chennai.

The varsity students and the deceased’s classmates have blamed the university staff of shaming the girl in public after she was caught cheating in an exam earlier in the day, which forced her to commit suicide. 

According to reports, agitated students of the university started setting things on fire in the campus after they learnt about the suicide. Huge flames were seen inside the campus.

The deceased has been identified as Ragamoulika, a first year BSc Computer Science student and a resident of Hyderabad.

Police said, “Ragamoulika, a first year student, allegedly committed suicide in her college hostel room. The girl was appearing for her semester exams. Around 10.30 am, an invigilator found her suspicious and checked her answer sheet. He found her copying from another paper. She was asked to leave the exam hall.”

The officer added, “After returning to her hostel, she sent a message to her twin brother Rakesh who studies in the same department of the University. In her message written in Telugu, she apologized for her mistake and seeked forgiveness.”

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She was found hanging in her room by her roommates who later alerted the hostel staff and the police.

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Chennai Police have registered an FIR under section CrPc 174 ( (unnatural death).

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First Published : 22 Nov 2017, 11:56:46 PM