Mr Raju Puyala, who was perusing his I.M.A., Linguistics VIII Semester committed suicide on March 19, 2013 evening at Men’s Hostel – H, University of Hyderabad. He hailed from Warangal  District of Andhra Pradesh. For the academic year 2012-2013 Mr Raju was serving as Vice President of Dalit Students’ Union (www.dalitstudentsunion.multiply.com), which is one of the oldest student organisation on the University Campus.

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) Condolence Message

DSU Condolence Message

DSU Condolence Message

Hanged Raju in his Hostel room

Hanged Raju in his Hostel room (Photo courtesy from Devender Ambala Facebook shared status)

Raju Puyala

Raju Puyala

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a response to the disturbed student community’s agitation at the University Health Center Vice Chancellor promised to constitute a Committee comprising of SC/ST/OBC faculty members and students and take necessary stern steps.

Various student organisations reacted severely over the repeated number of suicide incidents on the Campus and officials like Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Dean Students’ Welfare, Chief Warden, etc were intensely questioned. The agitation continued throughout night and only on March 20, 2013 morning it got concluded with the transfer of Raju’s dead body to his family members.

Ambala Devendar Article on suicides at University of Hyderabad

Ambala Devendar Article on suicides at University of Hyderabad in Andhra Jyothy Telugu Daily, 21 March, 2013.

A Telugu News Paper coverage on increased number of suicides at University of Hyderabad

A Telugu News Paper coverage on increased number of suicides at University of Hyderabad

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