New Delhi:  A first year BTech student studying at a private engineering college near Nandyal in Kurnool district committed suicide on Friday allegedly because she was being blackmailed.

B Usha Rani, daughter of TDP politician B Jayarami Reddy, committed suicide by consuming pesticide at her residence near Siddhavatam village in Kadapa district.

Rani had reportedly told her parents after Diwali that she was being relentlessly ragged by her seniors. However, this was not the only reason which compounded her problems.

A group of seniors in her college had taken pictures of Rani while she was changing clothes and this was being used by the seniors as a means to harass her. It was also reported that some of the seniors were harassing Rani on the behest of a lecturer who was pestering Rani to marry him.

Andhra Pradesh HRD minister Srinivasa has ordered a probe into the matter.