Hyderabad, Aug 1: A student committed suicide by pouring kerosene and setting himself alight in the Osmania University campus early on Saturday, Jul 31.
According to sources, the victim has been identified as Ishan Reddy, was in his mid-twenties and completed his B.Tech from St Ann's Institute of Technology and was undergoing coaching for GRE TOEFL exams.
A suicide note recovered by the police from the student's room said that he had sacrificed his life to fulfill an oath he had taken before Goddess Maisamma.
Ishan Reddy had sworn that he would sacrifice his life to see that Pradesh Congress Committee chief D Srinivas is defeated from the Nizamabad Urban assembly constituency and prayed that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi sweeps the by-elections.
The suicide note further stated that he was sacrificing his life to fulfill his oath.
Ishan Reddy congratulated all the TRS leaders who won the by-polls and thanked the people for re-electing the leaders who had resigned in favour of Telangana.
Ishan Reddy hailed from Basatpur village in Medak district and hundreds of students joined in the funeral procession.