Woman student's death triggers protest in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The death of a woman student of Osmania University under suspicious circumstances at the house of her classmate triggered protests by students here Tuesday night.

The 23-year-old post-graduate student was found dead in the house of Shiv Kumar in Chatrinaka area of the old city of Hyderabad. Shiv Kumar is untraceable.

The girl is suspected to have been strangled to death. Police have also not ruled out sexual assault on the victim.

The body has been sent for autopsy and police were waiting for the report.

Demanding the arrest of the accused, students blocked traffic at Tarnaka near the university, causing traffic jam. The students' groups also called for a university shutdown Wednesday.

Some students have also announced that they would go on indefinite strike on the campus from Wednesday.

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