A suicide note has been recovered where the man sought the intervention of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on getting a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

People of AP are invisible Youth allegedly kills self over Andhra special statusImage for representation purpose only.
news Suicide Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 13:23
A 28-year-old man hailing from Rajamundry took his own life at a cell tower near Vempadu toll plaza reportedly over the special category status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. The youth has been identified as Doddi Trinath, hailing from Rajahmundry in East Godavari district.

According to the police, a suicide note has been recovered from the spot where Trinath sought the intervention of Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on getting a special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

“Many industrialists, film stars and others have come forward to aid the Kerala flood victims, to which I'm not objecting, but the people of Andhra Pradesh are more invisible people. Please recognize and help Andhra Pradesh in getting a Special Status,” reads the suicide note, a copy of which is in possession of TNM.

In the note, Trinath has also urged the Chief Minister to show the same concern towards Special Category Status (SCS) as he shown in developing Hyderabad.

Trinath lived in Vempadu with his sister and brother-in-law following his graduation and was reportedly unemployed. A case has been registered under Section 174 of CrPC and Nakkapalle Sub Inspector of Police, P Simhachalam, is investigating the suicide.  The youth’s mortal remains have been shifted to a local mortuary. 

In July, a youth in Chittoor district had similarly taken his own life demanding a Special Category Status for the state. At that time, CM Chandrababu Naidu had urged people to not take such extreme steps.

SCS has become one of the prime issues in the political landscape of Andhra Pradesh, following the last parliament budget session. During the bifurcation of the state, the AP-Reorganisation Act 2014 had assured the SCS to the residual state of Andhra Pradesh.


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