Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel

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The students had refused to hand over the body of Murali, who, in a suicide note had apologised to his mother for his extreme decision and said he was unable to cope with exams. Murali a native of Doulapur village in Jagdevpur mandal in Siddipet district was a first semester first year student of physics at OU.

The protesting students claimed that more than 150 students were taken into custody late on Sunday; the police stated that they took 51 students into preventive custody. "Therefore, I have chose to end my life", Murali wrote in his suicide note, according to The Times of India report. The exams are around the corner and I am scared that I will fail.

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The university students, according to Hindustan Times, suspected that the suicide note was fake, since the handwriting in the note did not match with Murali's. "The situation has not changed for Telangana youths who fought for a separate state as they continue to remain jobless", TJAC convenor prof b Kodandaram said. Political analysts said, with a massive rally planned against the TRS government on Monday over unemployment, politicians found ready ammunition to pin the government by linking the suicide to jobs. They also demanded that the state government announce a solatium for Murali's family, as well as a government job for a member of the family.

Student associations enforced a bandh which saw participation by 5,000 students on campus even as student leaders accused the police of taking away E Murli's suicide note. Telangana Joint Action Committee of the alliance had given a call for a complete shutdown of the Osmania University on Monday. He said that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been considering the University as his enemy despite knowing the role of the students in the formation of the state.

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