Just two days after a man climbed a cellphone tower in Delhi demanding special status for Andhra pradesh, a resident of the state has killed himself allegedly over the same demand.
Andhra Pradesh police say that they recovered a note from the pocket of 29-yr-old Sudhakar who was found dead on Saturday morning. Sudhakar, a daily wage labourer, working in a handloom weaving firm at Madanapalle Town of Chittoor District was found dead by his parents. His parents Ramachandra and Sarojini Amma are both sanitation workers. Police say they recovered a note from Sudhakar's pocket which said, 'No one is responsible for our death. Special category is our right.'
Two town sub inspector Dilip Kumar told TNM that a case has been registered under 174 Crpc (enquiry about death).
Reacting to his death, AP CM and Telugu Desam chief appealed to people to not take such drastic steps.
"The Centre' s betrayal has emotionally disturbed people. I appeal to them not to commit such acts. But instead continue their fight against the central government," said CM.
He was speaking at the Dharma Porata Deekaha rally at Ongol on Saturday. Offering his condolences and ex gratia of Rs.10 lakh (Rs.5 lakh from the TDP and Rs. 5 lakh from the government).
Chandrababu Naidu stated that his party will stand with the family of Sudhakar.
Police also said that Sudhakar had donated Rs.5000 to an orphanage and rehabilitation centre a few days before his death.
YSRCP president and AP leader of opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy also extended his condolences to Sudhakar's family and asked people to not take such extreme steps but instead to fight for the special category status.