While the police have said he ended his life due to exam pressure and depression - something his suicide note bolsters - other students at the campus say he took the extreme step because he was unable to land a government job.
The student identified as E Murali was a first year student of M.Sc.(Physics) and stayed at the Maneru hostel.
Murali, a first-generation student, hailed from Dulapur village in Jagadevpur Mandal, Medak district.
Protests erupted on campus after several student leaders alleged that the 20-year-old killed himself as he was allegedly unhappy with the TRS government for its delay in issuing a job notification. The exams are around the corner and I am scared that I will fail. A suicide note retrieved from the pocket of Murali has reportedly indicated that he has been undergoing tension in regard to his studies.
Devender Reddy, a senior journalist with a regional channel, and video journalist Praveen, who were there to cover the suicide incident, were also detained by the police on Sunday night.
The university students, according to Hindustan Times, suspected that the suicide note was fake, since the handwriting in the note did not match with Murali's. However, a group of students who had gathered at the hostel refused to allow them to shift the body and demanded that the family of Murali be paid ex gratia. "Instead of convincing the student, the police have inhumanly beaten them", said Prof. The students alleged that Murali was anxious that the government would not keep its word to fill vacancies. Security was tightened on the campus even as students raised slogans against the chief minister.
The bandh followed a call given by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC).