Ramdev's supporter ends life in Chhattisgarh



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.

PTI