The second year B-Tech student allegedly hanged himself
in his hostel room at the University's campus yesterday, in
support for a separate Telangana.
A suicide note, purportedly written by 21-year-old Kumar,
said "youth should take up the Telangana movement." He also
blamed politicians over the delay in Telangana formation.
"Take out my funeral procession to the AP State
Assembly," the note said.
Students, who did not allow a post-mortem to be carried
on Kumar's body, held a sit-in at Gandhi hospital premises for
over 10 hours yesterday, demanding to take out the body in a
procession towards the state Assembly as per his last wish.
The post-mortem was conducted on the body late last night
only after intervention by the Andhra Pradesh State Human
Rights Commission, which also directed the police to allow the
funeral procession to be taken to Gunpark, a memorial of
martyrs, in front of the Assembly.
Angered over Kumar's death, activists of Telangana Joint
Action Committee held road blockades near Kodad town in
Nalgonda district, a senior police officer said, adding the
situation is peaceful and the final rites will be conducted
later in the day.
Hyderabad: The body of M Sai Kumar, a
student of Osmania University who allegedly ended his life for
the Telangana cause, was today taken to his native village in
Nalgonda district for last rites.
First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 18:30