Engineering student in Telangana dies by suicide after losing college fees in betting

The student's parents had given him ₹1.03 lakh to pay his college fees, but he utilised the amount for betting and incurred a loss.

ByPTI

Published Jul 10, 2024 | 11:47 AM Updated Jul 10, 2024 | 11:47 AM

Suicide

A 21-year-old engineering student allegedly died by suicide at Ghatkesar near Hyderabad on Tuesday, 9 July, after losing the college fee to “betting”.

The victim, a third-year B Tech student and native of Nalgonda district, jumped in front of a goods train early on Tuesday, and died, Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

According to police, the student’s parents had given him ₹1.03 lakh to pay his college fees, but he utilised the amount for betting and incurred a loss.

His parents came to know about the non-payment of the fees recently after the college officials had sent a message to them.

When they enquired, he confided that he had lost that money gambling.

Later, the student went into depression over the financial loss and allegedly took the extreme step, police said based on preliminary investigation.

A case was registered.

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