V Krishna Chaitanya, a second-year B Tech student at a private college in Chennai, hanged himself to the ceiling fan at his house late last night, KPHB Police Station Inspector V Sreekanth Goud said.

"Following a complaint from Krishna's family members, we have registered a case of abatement to suicide under section 306 of IPC and under relevant sections of Anti-Ragging Act," he said, adding that the case will now be transferred to a police station concerned in Chennai.

Before resorting to the extreme step, Krishna purportedly wrote in his diary that he was committing suicide following 'harassment' by one of his seniors, Shekhar, a third year student at his college in Chennai, he said.

The senior student used to forcibly take Krishna's pocket money for his own expenses and also beat him up, the official said quoting from the diary.

Krishna's family members are residents of Nizampet and he had come down to Hyderabad recently for Diwali festival. Further probe is on, police added.

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