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
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      Sirius
      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 ...
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        crickin
        Jan 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        modi and bjp is responsible. IExpr where is editorial....flashing news..blinking
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          A_Buttkth
          Jan 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm
          Check if his room mate Manideep Kumar is a brahmin.
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            sonu
            Jan 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm
            It the media, even after death categorized as SC, ST, Dalit....... disgusting.
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              Sahil
              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.
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                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.
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                  Baba
                  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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                    Man with
                    Jan 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                    Why media try to term as SC student's suicide... Sadly a student lost his life. Every life is precious.
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                      Mani Tyson
                      Jan 25, 2016 at 8:18 am
                      Two Of my Known Students Suicide due to Management Harment and raging , there is no news on it .But if a Dalit Dies feared of Life it will become Headline rather than people died by Bad causes This News is Purely Based on reservation pressitutes
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                      1. நடராஜன்-மேட்டூர் அ
                        Jan 25, 2016 at 5:41 am
                        "SC Engineering Student", What's wrong with you guys.
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                          Pukazhenthi
                          Jan 25, 2016 at 5:32 am
                          Thank God , Smrithi has not written any letter and no one has taken any disciplinary action. Othewise this useless fellows RAGA AND LUNAWAL will be blaming them
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                            Pro Indian
                            Jan 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                            RaGa,Kejriwal,Tyagi,Bahenji etc etc.Return air tickets from Delhi to Vijaywada. Recommendation for Country's highest galantry honour for the poor chap and compensation of 5 crores.Accusing finger towards Modi and BJP for instigating this sucide.LOL
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                              rajan luthra
                              Jan 25, 2016 at 5:43 am
                              Senseless comments on every news, Do not make political capital out of every tragedy. Such incidents reflect on the flawed education system as also the travails our young are facing.
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                                rajan luthra
                                Jan 25, 2016 at 8:01 am
                                The only reply to your 'SELF-EXPLICIT WISDOM' is that it merits no reply.
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                                  Ram
                                  Jan 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm
                                  The author of this story should be ashamed to give an unnecessary casteist twist to this story. An engineering student committed suicide. I don't see the relevance of his caste being brought up here other than to create unproductive and detrimental conversations.
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                                    sandeep
                                    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:04 am
                                    Why it is mention SC Engineering student instead of EE Engineering student. Its request to the Indian media don't shape the things to become political always, It could be any student. This is very bad incident and we should condemned such activity.
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                                      Singar Singh
                                      Jan 25, 2016 at 5:25 am
                                      Is he a DALIT? MUSLIM? if so RAHUL AND KEJRIWAL WILL START JUMPING, JUMPING, JUMPING, JUMPING...FROM TODAY..AND WILL COME TO VIJAYAWADA SHEDDING CROCODILE TEARS AND BLAME MODI/BJP........................They have no other work except looking for a chance to ignite explosive situations.
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                                        Suman
                                        Jan 25, 2016 at 5:12 am
                                        Failed or Ped thats not an issue here, the major issue is his caste, he should have given good marks considering his community. Now see what happened, again Rahul has to visit your state to meet the deceased parents.
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                                          Indian
                                          Jan 24, 2016 at 10:02 pm
                                          Shame on media making community flavor out of it.
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                                            Citizen
                                            Jan 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm
                                            So now allthe s wouldmake a bee line to Vijayawada????? My condolances to the unfortunate parents tobear this loss. Jaihind
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