Girl commits suicide in Andhra college, family blames senior

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A 17-year-old first year understudy who failed to cope up with an alleged ragging at an engineering college in Andhra Pradesh committed suicide. The girl was identified as Usha Rani allegedly consumed pesticides after she was being harassed by a senior of the RGM Nandyal Engineering College.

The girl reportedly on Thursday night ended her life in her hostel room. The incident took place at Nandyal in Kunool district of Andhra Pradesh.

Usha Rani was pursuing B Tech Information Technology course at the college and was a native of Budwel in neighboring Kadapa district.

A FIR alleging that she was ragged by her senior forcing her to take the extreme step has been lodged by Usha’s parents and friends with the police.

However, the ragging allegations were denied by the college management saying that the college administration was following an anti-ragging regulation and the regulation was in place on the campus for past seven years. Strict monitoring is done to prevent any kind of ragging, the college further said.

Meanwhile, a case under section 306 of the IPC and various sections of anti-ragging Act of 1997 has been registered by the Kadappa Police. Probe is on to ascertain the chain of events that led to the alleged suicide.