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Inter student sets herself ablaze for Telangana cause

TNN | Oct 3, 2011, 03.59AM IST

HYDERABAD: Despite a series of appeals from political leaders, suicides for Telangana cause ( are continuing. An 18-year-old Intermediate student immolated herself for the separate state cause at her house in Hayatnagar while an APSRC conductor hung himself at his house in Manchal on Sunday.

The victim was identified as D Bhavani, an Intermediate first year student of Navodaya Junior College in Nagole. According to police, Bhavani, who was an active participant in Telangana movement, committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at her house in Upparaguda of Hayatnagar on Sunday morning.

Bhavani's father Narasimha is a toddy tapper. She has a younger brother and sister. When the incident happened at 11 am, Bhavani's parents were not at home and she had sent her siblings out to play.

"Once her siblings were out of the house, Bhavani bolted the main door from inside and set herself ablaze with kerosene. By the time locals broke open the door and reached her, she was completely burnt and died on the spot," Hayatnagar inspector B Bhaskar said.

Before setting herself ablaze, Bhavani wrote a suicide note on the walls using a piece of coal.

According to police, the note read: "Jai Telangana. Telangana ika rademonani evari vattidi lekundane chanipotunnanu (I'm committing suicide fearing Telangana may never materialise). Jai Telangana."

Police shifted the body to Osmania University for a post-mortem. At about 2 pm, Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy along with other activists visited the house of Bhavani and later sat on a rasta roko on NH-9 at Pedamberpet. The protesters did not move from the spot for over an hour. As a result, traffic on the busy highway came to a grinding halt for about 20 kilometres. Angry protesters threw stones on an RFC bus and damaged its windshield.

At about 3 pm, the Hayatnagar police took protesters into preventive custody and released them later on personal bond.

In another incident, a 30-year-old APSRTC conductor of Ibrahimpatnam depot, N Lakshamiah hung himself to a ceiling fan at his house. He was allegedly depressed over the delay in process of announcement of the separate Telangana. He was actively participating in Sakala Janula Samme. A suicide note purportedly written by Lakshmaiah was recovered from the house in which the deceased stated that he was ending his life due to the incessant delay in the formation of the separate Telangana state, Manchal police said.

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