Pro-Telangana activists observe bandh in Warangal

Pro-Telangana activists on Sunday observed bandh in Warangal district, protesting the death of an MBA student.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2012, 19:04 PM IST

Warangal: Pro-Telangana activists on Sunday
observed bandh in this district, protesting the death of an
MBA student who allegedly immolated himself for the cause of
a separate state.

Tension prevailed in Warangal and Hanamkonda as the body
of L Bhojya Naik, a second-year MBA student, was carried in a
procession from MGM Hospital to Telangana Martyrs` Memorial
here, and pro-Telangana supporters pelted stones at the office
of District Congress Committee and at other places.

Police foiled attempts by protesters to storm the
residence of DCC president and government chief whip GV
Ramana Reddy.

Shops and commercial establishments remained closed across
the district.

Elsewhere, protesters took out bike rallies and burnt
flags and banners of Congress.

Telangana Political and Students JAC had called for
Warangal bandh after 21-year-old Naik, who was reportedly
angered over alleged anti-Telangana statements of some
Congress and TDP leaders, set himself ablaze in Hanamkonda
town last night.

After the procession, Naik`s body was taken to his native
Veeramtanda in Raghunathpally mandal for final rites.

Earlier, Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) chairman
M Kodandaram held both Congress and TDP responsible for his
death, saying it was a political "murder".

PTI