A first-year student had hanged in his hostel room at a junior college in Krishna district on Tuesday. The student, identified as Gatla Ramanjaneya Reddy, was the son of an auto driver.
During the preliminary inquiry, Gatla's father told the police that his son had been unwell for a long time and was suffering from depression.
On Tuesday, Gatla did not attend his classes and his room has found locked after his friends and hostel staff attempted to contact him. The found him hanging from the ceiling fan after staffers broke upon the door, police said.
The hostel staffers shifted Gatla to Andhra Hospital in Gollapudi where doctors declared him brought dead. Later, the college management informed the parents and police.
They sent the body for postmortem and registered a case under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (suspicious death).