A 21-year-old engineering student committed suicide inside his house on Saturday night. He has been identified as Prajwal Ponnanna, a fourth year industrial production student at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering.
Ponnanna is the son of Professor C M Nachappa, the principal of Cauvery Degree College in Virajpet in Kodagu district. He was staying at Bogadi along with his mother Vani. According to his friends, Prajwal was suffering from depression and had gone off the social media circles since one year.
On Saturday evening, his mother Vani had called him for a movie and Prajwal reportedly refused to go. He hanged himself inside his room and the incident came to light when his mother opened the door on Sunday as he had not got up at his usual time.