A first year MBBS student of Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Narketpally, Sai Suresh Chowdary(18), committed suicide by hanging himself to a ceiling fan in his hostel room on Sunday at around 11 p.m..

The students of all the five years and internees staged a dharna on the college premises that continued late into night on Monday. According to the students, the college principal, Shurthi Mohanthy asked Suresh to come to her office room at around 10 p.m. to counsel him to prepare him for upcoming semester examinations.

After 30 minutes of counselling, Suresh went into his room and ended his life. The body, instead of being taken to Nalgonda government hospital, was sent to Hyderabad in the presence of the boy’s parents.

Inspector B. Ramulu Nayak said the parents did not file a complaint but the police had registered a suicide case on their own. But agitated students continued their protest demanding the resignation of the principal.

They alleged that the management was torturing them in the name of counselling. A girl student said lot of restrictions were being imposed in the hostel and in the classrooms.