Hyderabad: An18-year-old student allegedly took her life on Saturday (October 13) in Hyderabad’s Kukatpally area, after she was reportedly caught speaking on a mobile phone and feared punishment. The usage of cell phones was banned in the hostel where she was staying.

The victim was identified as B Maneesha (18), from Karimnagar. She was pursuing her CA at CMS CA Academy and was staying in a hostel in Kukatpally Housing Board.

According to the New Indian Express report, Maneesha was caught speaking on the phone in the toilet. Phones are strictly prohibited at both the hostel and the institute. The hostel warden, who found her talking over the phone, seized the phone and informed the college principal about the same, following which Maneesha’s parents were summoned.

“Afraid over confronting her parents on the issue, the girl ran into the hostel and decided to hang herself,” police officials told Telangana Today. The police then registered a case of suspicious death and handed the body over to her parents after an autopsy from the state-run Gandhi Hospital.

Similarly, a 19-year-old student, Sandhya Rani, who was accused of stealing money from her fellow student, jumped from the fourth floor of her hostel in Maisammaguda in Hyderabad on Wednesday and died on Sunday. The victim was studying at Maisammaguda Malla Reddy College of Engineering.

According to police report, Sandhya allegedly stole money and water bottles, which were later found in her locker. Sandhya later admitted her mistake and returned the stolen items. But, on Wednesday, at 9.45 pm, she jumped to death from the building.