Epileptic Student Found Dead At OU Hostel

Times of India
17 September 2010
Hyderabad, India

A 23–year–old student, Sravanti, died at Osmania University Ladies’ Hostel due to epileptic seizure (fits) in the early hours of Thursday.

Sravanti of Boath in Adilabad district finished M Sc in Zoology from the University College for Women, Koti, recently. She then joined B Ed in a private college located at Banjara Hills. Sravanti was temporarily staying at her friend Swaroopa’s room at the OU hostel. Swaroopa also hails from Adilabad. Sravanti’s two other acquaintances, Jyothi and Soujanya, both OU students, also stay in the same room. Planning to move out within a week, Sravanti came to stay with her friends.

Sravanti was epileptic and her roommates were unaware of it. She was fine till late Wednesday night and the three girls even attended Ganesh puja before dinner. At about 12 midnight, they went to bed.

The incident came to light at about 6 am on Thursday, when Jyothi woke up. She noticed froth coming out of Sravanti’s mouth and tried to wake her up. As she did not respond, with the help of other students, Sravanti was rushed to Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, where she was declared brought dead, OU inspector B Anjaiah said.

Police registered a case under section 174 (suspicious death) of CrPC and shifted the body to Osmania General Hospital for a post–mortem.

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