Suicide threat at Hyderabad college: Student, principal injured

HYDERABAD: A student leader's threat to set himself ablaze led to an accidental fire at a private college in Hyderabad today (August 19), injuring him, the principal, and another college employee.

Around 12.30 p.m, it was reportedd that  a confrontation between student leader Sandeep and principal Sudhakar Reddy took place at Narayana College in Amberpet, which led to the terrible occurrence.

According to the police, the student leader went to speak with the principal on behalf of Sai Narayana, a student who had requested a transfer certificate. Sandeep threatened him by pouring petrol on himself and also on the principal when the principal refused to grant the TC until the student paid all outstanding fees.

A police officer said as there was an oil lamp kept on the principal's table, it resulted in a fire. Sandeep, Reddy and Administrative Officer Ashok Reddy both suffered burns.

An air conditioner and other things in the principal's room were damaged in the fire. The injured were taken to the government-run Gandhi Hospital. Police said their condition was stable.

Sai Narayana's family members complained that the college management was harassing him by not issuing the Transfer certificate. The student owed Rs 16,000 to the college towards fee arrears and the principal was insisting that he first clear the dues.

Sai Narayana had recently passed the intermediate second-year examination and had applied for Transfer certificate. On Friday, he came to the college with a group of 10-15 students including Sandeep.

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