A first-year student of Fine Arts at University of Hyderabad, N Praveen Kumar, committed suicide in his hostel room earlier today. Praveen was found hanging in his room 204 in the L Block of UoH campus at 4 am by other students. No suicide note was found, said Gachi Bowli police station inspector N Ramesh. “His roommate said that Praveen was alone in the room as he had slept in his friend’s room last night.
He went back to his 204 room at 4:30 am but found the door locked from inside. When Praveen did not open the door after several minutes of knocking, he and other inmates broke open the door and found him hanging. He did not leave any suicide note. The reasons for his suicide are also not known yet. He was new here and no one really knew him that well,’’ the inspector said.
Hailing from Shadnagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Praveen, 25, had joined the Master of Fine Arts course just a month ago. “He was brought to the health centre but by that time there was no pulse. But on duty Dr K Gangadhar gave CPR and tried to administer oxygen and sent him in ambulance to Citizen Hospital where he was declared brought dead,’’ Chief Health Officer Dr Ravindra Kumar said.
Praveen hails from a middle-class OBC family. His father N Narasimhulu is an employee of BSNL and the family lives in Jawaharnagar colony in Shadnagar in Mahbubnagar district on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Praveen’s brother N Naveen said that Praveen did not discuss any problems with him when he last spoke Thursday evening. “We have no financial problems. We talked Thursday and he was normal. He did not discuss or tell me anything about what was in his mind,’’ Naveen said.
Cops recovered two notebooks, one laptop, two cellphones from among his possessions. In one of the notebooks, on September 9, Praveen wrote about his state of mind. “Why am I unable to study well? Why am I so scared of everything? Why am I unable to mingle with anyone? When I went to the department today morning, one student came and greeted me but I could not acknowledge properly, why am I like this? I have to study well and do something otherwise there is no meaning to my life. Why am I always unhappy? Why do I have this feeling that I am a lonely person?’’ Praveen wrote.