Raipur: Upset over the police crackdown on
Baba Ramdev in Delhi, a disciple of the yoga guru committed
suicide by consuming poison in Durg district of Chhattisgarh,
police said on Monday.
The incident took place yesterday when during a
`satyagraha`, the deceased identified as Sukhuram consumed
pesticide at the protest site in front of the Collector`s
office and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he
was pronounced dead, Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar said.
A suicide note, addressed to Ramdev, was also recovered
from him in which he expressed distress over his
"undemocratic" arrest, police said.
The letter highlighted the problems of landless farmers in
Chhattisgarh. Sukhuram also expressed his helplessness after
he lost his land and said he had no other option but to end
his life, they said.
The victim was a resident of Talegaon village had left his
residence to join Ramdev`s movement on Saturday, police added.