Upset over the denial of hall ticket, a student committed suicide, while his colleague is battling for life, here on Wednesday.

According to the police, the students, pursuing diploma course in Chirala Engineering College, consumed pesticide. D.Vijayakrishna (21), who hailed from Thimanavaripalem in Korisapadu mandal, in his suicide note blamed a member of the college management. The other student, Chakravarapu Satish (23), who also consumed pesticide, was rushed to a private hospital here.