Rajahmundry: A. Venu Babu, a first year pharmacy student in Kamala Jayarao Pharmacy College, Boorugapudi in Korukonda mandal, allegedly made a suicide attempt on Friday.

According to police, he consumed mercury in the lab and fainted in the college premises. Immediately his friends rushed him to a private hospital in Rajahmundry.

There are allegations that the college is not maintaining the hostel properly and harassing students for fee and other reasons.

However, the management denied these allegations.