Raichur: An engineering student from Raichur was reportedly raped, murdered and then forced to write a suicide note. The incident came to light after the victim’s body was found hanging at the Manik Prabhu Temple in the city. As per reports, the student of Navodaya Institute of Technology in Raichur went missing a few days back.

The victim’s family has alleged that the murder was made to look like a suicide and have lodged a complaint with the police. However, Raichur SP Kishore Babu said the suicide note recovered said she had taken the extreme step as she was scoring poorly in exams and that no one was responsible for her death.

The Raichur SP also said the victim’s boyfriend had been arrested based on her parents’ complaint. Some reports suggested that the accused has been identified as Sudarshan Yadav.

Initially, there was only a murder case, but the SP later said rape had been included in the FIR. A change.org petition seeking justice for the young woman had received well over 30,000 signatures. However, students and locals continued to protest on the streets for justice.