SC engineering student hangs himself in Vijayawada

Prem Prasad, a 4th year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) was not doing well in studies and was depressed about it, his roommate Manideep Kumar said.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: January 25, 2016 1:48 am

An engineering student reportedly committed suicide at his rented accommodation in Vijayawada Saturday night. Puvala Prem Prasad, 22, studied at Nova Engineering College in the city. He did not leave any suicide note.

The fourth-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was not doing well in studies and was depressed about it, according to his roommate Manideep Kumar.

Prem Prasad failed in four subjects out of 12 in the first year, and failed several subjects again in the second and third year. He had a backlog of 11 subjects and was expecting the results of supplementary exams next week. He was also depressed after his parents passed away in 2013 and 2014, his brother Puvala Nagarjuna told Ibrahimpatnam police inspector D Chavan.

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Prem Prasad, who belongs to the Madiga SC community, hails from Vallur village of Kapileshwaram mandal of East Godavari district. The police said his five roommates had gone to their native places for Pongal holidays when the incident happened.

“Prem Prasad and Manideep returned to Vijayawada two days ago while the other three students are expected on Monday. On Saturday, Prem and Manideep went to college but Prem returned early. When Manideep returned at 1 am, he knocked but there was no answer. The houseowners pried open a window and saw Prem Prasad hanging from the fan. We broke open the door but he was already dead,’’ Inspector Chavan said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Jan 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    Wtf ,y mentioning SC .sick media
    1. S
      Jan 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      Very sad step by Mr. Prasad . He should have acquired a mentor to help him develop a strategy for his studies . HE could have taken a year's break to clear his backlog ...
      1. C
        Jan 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        modi and bjp is responsible. IExpr where is editorial....flashing news..blinking
        1. A
          Jan 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm
          Check if his room mate Manideep Kumar is a brahmin.
          1. S
            Jan 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm
            It the media, even after death categorized as SC, ST, Dalit....... disgusting.
            1. S
              Jan 26, 2016 at 3:05 am
              Requesting Rahul and Kejriwal to initiate a protest against failing of SC/ST/OBC/Dalits candidates they should p a LAW which prohibits any University from failing SC/ST/OBC candidates just like reservation for them.
              1. R
                Ramsubramani Harihara Iyer
                Jan 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm
                Again blame Ms Irani for this unfortunate incident. If she had ped orders promoting all students without taking into consideration their knowledge in the subject,merit,intelligence such tragedies could have been averted.Our country would have thousands and thousands of doctors like Munna Bhai ,thousands of bridges collapsing every day(thereby creating more and more employment),thousands of train,plane clashes everyday etrc etc.The sick Congress,the fellow travellers and all like minded parties should take up this matter and demand dismissal of Ms Irani.This is much more important than condoling the death of the student,which we can call as his fate.
                1. B
                  Jan 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm
                  Now onwards for media every student will be first sc or st or general n then engg or doctor....
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