- Sathyabhama University closed after violence over student's suicide
- Post-mortem of student's body today, she was found hanging in hostel
- Students allege she was humiliated by professor for cheating in exam
The campus witnessed violence and arson last night. Students torched furniture of the university hostel and held noisy protests outside.
A police officer said, "The management has declared holiday for a month. The situation is under control." A university official, however, did not confirm if the campus would be closed for a month.
Mattresses were set on fire in the hostel last night and window panes smashed after a first-year student from Andhra Pradesh allegedly committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room after she was allegedly caught copying during an examination in the morning.
Fire fighters said the blaze in the hostel has been extinguished, although the students did not allow fire tenders inside the campus.
The police said they are investigating the matter. The post-mortem of the student's body will be done today.
The 30-year-old private university has witnessed violence in the past too over issues of restriction for students to interact with the other gender, dress code and approval issues from the All India Council for Technical Education.