One of them was a student of BITS Pilani and the other, a civil services aspirant

Their love proposals spurned, two 25-year-olds – a civil services aspirant and a BITS Pilani student – committed suicide in separate incidents in the city on Wednesday.

A. Venu of Nellore, who had recently completed his B.Tech and was in the city to prepare for the Civil Services examination, ended his life by hanging at his friend’s house in Srinivasa Nagar Colony under Jeedimetla police station limits.

Police said Venu had put up a Facebook post saying his girlfriend had been ignoring him, and that he was ending his life.

On noticing this, his friends immediately began calling Venu on his mobile phone but found no response. They then went to his room and broke open the window-grill, only to find him hanging, Jeedimetla Sub-Inspector M. Kranthi Kumar said.

In a similar incident, a third-year BITS Pilani student who attempted suicide by consuming poison in the college’s lab at Alwal on Monday, died while undergoing treatment in a corporate hospital at Secunderabad on Wednesday. Police said B. Arun, a native of Marrepally village in Kadapa district, had sent SMSes to his friends and posted content on Facebook indicating that he was taking the drastic step after his college-mate spurned his love, Alwal SI K. Narasimha said.

Police said bodies of the two students were handed over to the family members after a post-mortem at Gandhi Hospital.

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