Hyderabad, Dec 4: The Osmania University administration on Monday postponed all examinations in its affiliated colleges and autonomous institutions scheduled on December 5 and 6. The university’s decision comes in the wake of students’ agitation triggered by the suicide of an M.Sc student on Sunday.
The students had staged a protest and did not allow the police to shift the body of Murli, who allegedly committed suicide in his hostel by hanging himself. E Murali (21), a first-year student of M. Sc Physics, hailing from Doulapur village of Siddipet district, hanged himself in the bathroom of Maneru hostel of the campus.
Murali was missing from his room since Saturday night. He did not join his friends for breakfast and lunch. However, in the evening, they found his body hanging in the bathroom.
The students immediately informed the police who rushed to the hostel and claimed to have recovered a suicide note. In the suicide note, he, reportedly, cited poor preparations for upcoming examinations as the cause for taking the extreme step.
University students had been demanding a compensation of Rs 50 Lakh for the bereaved family. Joint Action Committee leader and president of the Unemployed Youth Association, K Manavatha Rai said, “Murli committed suicide because of unemployment. The state government is responsible for his suicide. Also, the government should give Rs. 50 lakh compensation to Murli’s family or else we will not allow the police to shift the body from the hostel.”
“The Telangana government has been sanctioning funds for many things regarding the state.then why they are not providing jobs for us. We will continue the protest and will not allow the police to shift the body until government takes responsibility over the matter,” he said.
(With inputs from agencies)