Late night protests broke out in Ashok Nagar area after a student, Marri Pravalika, allegedly ended her life in a hostel room late on Friday. According to the Chikkadpally Police, the 23-year-old student was a native of Warangal and was studying in Hyderabad while staying at Brundavan Hostel in Ashok Nagar.
The news of her death spread like wildfire and the students who are living in the area turned up to protest blaming the postponement of Telangana State Public Service Commission Group II exam. According to police, the student left behind a note.
The students shouted slogans of ‘We Want Justice’ and blocked traffic for sometime in the night. Many coaching centres are located in the Ashok Nagar area where students stay and prepare for various competitive exams.
BJP MP K Laxman, who had reached the spot, claimed on X that he had demanded that the woman’s suicide letter be made public but he was “arrested”.
“She was diligently preparing for government examinations for many months. But due to repeated cancellations and postponements of exams by the BRS government, she took the extreme step,” he said.
The BJP MP demanded justice for the woman and also others affected by the “sheer negligence” of the state government.
Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy expressed anguish over the suicide and alleged that the BRS government has failed to conduct recruitment exams properly.
The K Chandrashekar Rao government had earlier come under flak from the opposition Congress and BJP over the question paper leak of recruitment exams conducted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission.
With inputs from PTI
(Roshini suicide prevention helpline numbers are: 8142020033/44 and 040 66202000/2001.)