Vijayawada

Suspicion over NEET aspirant’s death on Sri Chaitanya College campus

R. Chandra Nagamani, 18, a student of Sri Chaitanya College, Edupugallu branch, died under mysterious circumstances on the city outskirts on Saturday. She was found hanging to the ceiling of the classroom.

A native of Pemanakunta village of Anantapur district, Chandra, daughter of R. Ramanappa, was taking longterm coaching for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).

Her friends, who found the body hanging, alerted the college staff. But she was declared brought dead at a hospital.

The institute staff passed on the information to the victim’s family members, and shifted the body to the Government General Hospital mortuary. The reason for the death of the student was not known immediately.

The girl reportedly had left a suicide note. Following a complaint lodged by college dean Murali, the Kankipadu police registered a case under Section 174 of hte Cr.P.C. (Suspicious Death) and had taken up investigation.

“Chandra joined the college five months ago. She reportedly went upstairs and hanged to the ceiling in a vacant classroom during lunch break”, the Kankipadu police told The Hindu.

Collector B. Lakshmikantham ordered an inquiry into the death. He directed Joint Collector Vijaya Krishnan to conduct an inquiry and submit a report.

Meanwhile, leaders of various students’ unions expressed anger over the rise in students’ suicide in private and corporate colleges, and demanded a thorough probe into Ms. Nagamani’s death.


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