Another immolation in AP for Telangana cause?



Warangal: In what appears to be yet another suicide for the cause of separate Telangana, a man in his 30s, set himself ablaze reportedly shouting 'Jai Telangana' slogans in Public Garden at Hanamkonda near here on Monday.

According to eye witnesses, one Rajamouli, an auto-driver, took the extreme step after pouring petrol on himself at around 11 am and raised 'Jai Telangana' slogans before he succumbed to his burn injuries.

Hanamkonda police, who were probing the matter, however said investigations were underway to ascertain the exact reasons for the death. When asked whether it was a case of suicide for the Telangana cause, a senior police officer said, "investigations were still on."

Meanwhile, the charred body of Rajamouli, was shifted to Mahatma Gandhi memorial hospital for autopsy.

Rajamouli’s death is the second such incident in the last two-days after L Bhojya Naik, a second-year MBA student, died in Hanamkonda town on Saturday night after immolating himself reportedly depressed over alleged anti-Telangana statements of some Congress and TDP leaders.

Pro-Telangana leaders claim that around 800 persons, particularly students, ended their lives for formation of Telangana since November 2009, when the series of agitations demanding statehood to the region began.

PTI