Theft charge drives engineering student to suicide

Staff Reporter

He was accused by his seniors of stealing a mobile phone

Ends life by jumping before a running train

Blames seniors for his death in a suicide note

HYDERABAD: Reportedly dejected over allegation by seniors that he had stolen a mobile phone, an engineering student ended his life by jumping before a running train between Ghatkesar and Bibinagar railway stations on Thursday.

A suicide note purportedly written by the victim, Bhargav (19), of Green Hills Colony in Saroornagar, stated that he was hurt by the charges made by his seniors attributing the mobile phone theft to him. “I tried to clarify but the seniors continued to blame me and even started harassing me. Unable to bear the torture, I am committing suicide. They are responsible for the incident,” Secunderabad Railway Police Inspector S. Rajasekhar said, quoting the letter.

Bhargav was pursuing Electronics and Communication from an engineering college at Kandukur in Ranga Reddy district. Railway workers found his body along the tracks and alerted the police.

A case of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code was registered. Efforts were on to identify the seniors involved in the incident, the police said.

3 killed in accidents

A 26-year-old man Johnson was killed after the motorcycle he was riding was run over by an unidentified vehicle on the R.K. Puram flyover on Thursday. He was a resident of New Bowenpally.

In a separate case, a wine shop owner was killed after the car he was driving was hit by an RTC bus at Pudur village in Ghatkesar on Thursday. Bhaskar Reddy (31), a resident of Uppal, was going to Warangal when the accident occurred. In another accident, a commission agent Naveen was killed when he came under the wheels of an RTC bus at Dilsukhnagar on Thursday. His relative, Balakrishna, escaped with injuries.

Naveen (30), a resident of Green Hills Colony in Saroornagar, was returning home on a motorcycle along with Balakrishna when the bus driver reportedly drove the vehicle in a negligent manner and hit them from behind. While Naveen was declared brought dead to a hospital, Balakrishna escaped with injuries.

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