Violence escalated at Maneru Hostel on the Osmania University campus as scores of armed policemen broke open the door and barged into hostel rooms early on Monday, dragging out students who had refused to let them take away the dead body of E. Murali, the postgraduate student who committed suicide on Sunday. Large number of students of the University came out in protest, after which, on Monday, the police cracked down and arrested over a hundred of them from campus premises. A suicide note retrieved from the pocket of Murali has reportedly indicated that he has been undergoing tension in regard to his studies.
While the police have said he ended his life due to exam pressure and depression - something his suicide note bolsters - other students at the campus say he took the extreme step because he was unable to land a government job.
A suicide note recovered from the spot stated he feared failing in exam and was hence committing suicide. Members of the Unemployment Joint Action Committee called a shutdown of OU campus on Monday. "Instead of convincing the student, the police have inhumanly beaten them", said Prof. Police resorted to baton charge, resulting in four students suffering injuries. In the gathering of thousands of youth and students, condolences to Murali were paid. The ABVP protested not just the lathicharge but also the government's delay in releasing job notification for unemployed youth. Shouting "KCR down, down", students burnt effigy of the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in front of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. This incident is not the first of its kind. He said the government should give Rs 50 lakh as compensation to Murali's family or else the student organisation would not allow the police to shift his body from the hostel.