The students of the Sathyabama Deemed University here went on a rampage and set fire to things inside campus after a girl student allegedly killed self in her hostel room today. The students blamed the university staff for shaming the girl Duvvuru Raga Monica Reddy after she was caught cheating on an exam in the morning.

The first year engineering student hailing from Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide in her college hostel soon after she was sent from the exam hall. She was attending her second-semester exam and writing engineering chemistry paper when she was caught indulging in malpractice.

A few students Express spoke over phone claimed that the girl was shamed in public leading to her suicide and even a boy was recently shamed publicly by the university staff.

“At around 10.30 am, the invigilator found her suspicious and checked her answer sheet, in which he found she was copying from another paper which she managed to sneak inside the exam hall. Monica had written a few answers on another large size paper which she brought into the exam hall and placed it below her answer sheet from where she copied. She was caught and the invigilator asked her to leave the exam hall,” said an official from the college.

Later in the evening, the students of the university started setting things on fire in the campus and reportedly even not allowing fire tenders inside. Huge flames were seen inside the campus. A few students Express spoke over phone claimed that the girl was shamed in public leading to her suicide and even a boy was recently shamed publicly by the university staff.

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The parents of the victim are on their way from Hyderabad and none of them blamed the university. A case has been registered under section CrPc 174 ( (unnatural death) and further investigations are on.

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