Published: 09th August 2018
Another UoH student commits suicide by hanging himself
This is the second suicide in the university in a span of 20 days. Also, this is the third student suicide in UoH this year
Twenty days after a second-year post-graduation student of the University of Hyderabad committed suicide, another student from the central university committed suicide on Wednesday. Rajneesh Parmar a first-year MA English student from Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand hung himself from the fan in his hostel room, in 'I Hostel' of the university.
The incident came to light when a few students knocked Parmar's hostel room. After a long time when no one opened the door, the students informed security officials after which the door was forced open and Parmar's body was found hanging from the fan. According to some students, Parmar had a diary and the entries the diary indicated that he was suffering from depression. He had written that he did not share his woes with anyone in the university and that his family did not understand his problems.
A letter was also found in his room addressed to hostel warden of Men's Hostel-I. In the letter he wrote that he has withdrawn his admission from the university and is also leaving the hostel. He asked for permission to leave the hostel and also mentioned that he has taken all his belongings.
When contacted, UoH spokesperson, Vinod Pavarala, said that Parmar had withdrew his admission last week and that he withdrew from hostel on Wednesday. The university is yet to contact his parents. Madhapur Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP), A Venkateshwar Rao said that Parmar had taken admission in UoH last month, on July 17.
Rao said, as per preliminary investigation, Parmar suffered from depression and also had some problems with his family. This is the third suicide death of a UoH student this year. Last month an MSc second year student from Hyderabad went to a high rise residential building after attending classes in the university and jumped to her death. In May, a PhD scholar from Odisha committed suicide by self-immolation.