17-yr-old Dalit girl found hanging in welfare hostel (India Times)


HYDERABAD: A 17-year-old Dalit student of Government Social Welfare Residential College at Imampet in Telangana’s Suryapet district was found hanging in her hostel on Saturday night. The girl was a resident of Suryapet town. While prima facie it appeared to be a suicide, the family has alleged foul play.

Cops said the girl had participated in a farewell party on the hostel campus and then went to her room to change clothes.

Later, she was found hanging in the room. The girl had backlogs and was also physically weak, police said and they suspect it could have led her to take the extreme step.

The death comes a week after two Dalit girls were found hanging in their hostel room on February 4 at a government hostel in Bhongir, allegedly following an altercation with juniors. In an alleged suicide note retrieved from their room, the girls stated they were ‘scared’ and ’embarrassed’ about being reprimanded over the fight. The case is still being probed as parents of the girls alleged foul play.

In this case too the student’s parents alleged foul play and staged a protest near the hostel campus.

This story was originally published in timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Read the full story here.

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