Hyderabad: An engineering student, who was allegedly scolded by her mother, committed suicide on Thursday after posting on Instagram that she was "afraid to be happy".
C Mounika, 21, hanged herself when she was alone in her house in Suraram Colony on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The final year B Tech student was apparently rebuked by her mother.
"Now a days I am afraid to be happy. I don't know... people don't want to look at me when I am happy in my life. Every moment in my life is going so worst," she wrote, fed up with her life, just before she took the extreme step.
Police suspect domestic problems led to the suicide.
In another incident in Hyderabad, a Class 12 student committed suicide, allegedly unable to cope with the pressure of studies.
Samyukta, 17, hanged herself in her college in Madhapur.
Hailing from Nizamabad district of Telangana, she was undergoing coaching for NEET to get entrance into the medical stream. Daughter of a bus driver, she was depressed over not doing well in studies.