KCR on fast, suicides by youth continue డిసెంబర్ 7, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Congress, Identity, KCR, Media, Mulki, politics, Sonia, Telangana, TRS.
KCR’s fast continues but he is drinking water
TNN 7 December 2009, 05:35am IST
HYDERABAD: Four Telangana sympathisers ended their lives and four others attempted suicide on the first day of the 48-hour TRS bandh in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana region on Sunday which was marred by violence with the desperados damaging RTC buses, private vehicles, bank ATMs and vandalising public/private properties in their pursuit of a separate state as normal life was completely thrown out of gear.
But in a bid to mollify K Chandrasekhar Rao, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Rosaiah said all the cases filed against him since Nov 29 stir have been lifted. Rosaiah convened an emergency informal cabinet meeting on Sunday during which the cabinet unanimously passed a resolution urging KCR to call off his stir with the assurance that the government would move a resolution in the legislative assembly declaring that Hyderabad would not be a free zone.
Twenty-year-old T Nagaraju of TRS vidhyarthi (student) wing allegedly committed suicide by holding a live high tension electric wire at Sudanapllay village in Kuravi mandal of Warangal district and left a suicide note blaming the Congress government for the delay in formation of a separate state. TRS student wing leader Ashok, 23, poured kerosene over his body and set himself ablaze at Narayanapuram village in Yellareddypet mandal of Karimnagar district. He died in a hospital on Sunday taking the body count of those who took their lives to 11.
At Rachapally village in Jammikunta mandal of Karimnagar Krishna, 18, an ITI student, committed suicide by consuming pesticide upon hearing reports about the health condition of KCR. TRS worker Gurvaiah, 45, hanged himself at Makhdoompur village in Nangunur mandal of Medak in protest against the delay in formation of Telangana. A PG student D Ramesh, 23, is battling for his life at Nims after he jumped from a water reservoir at Bachchannapet mandal in Warangal. He painted `Jai Telangana’ slogans all over his body.
B Tech student Ramesh of Rajgopalpet village in Medak was admitted to Siddipet hospital in critical condition after he consumed pesticide. He shouted `Jai Telangana’ slogans before resorting to the extreme step. Two other students — Tirupati and Ganesh — of Nangunur were out of danger after they poured kerosene and set themselves on fire. They suffered burns on their hands and legs.
A die-hard fan of KCR Rajupeta Yesulu, 35, died of heart attack at Malthummada village in Nagireddypet mandal of Nizamabad district on Sunday while watching the developments on TV. “He collapsed suddenly and even before we shifted him to the nearby PHC he died,” a grieving relative said.
Meanwhile, lakhs of passengers were stranded as the APSTRC cancelled its services in view of the shutdown that began on Saturday night. In Karimnagar district Telangana supporters stoned Kerala Express at Kannala station and detained Hyderabad-bound Bhagyanagar Express and AP Express. Some miscreants removed clips and fishplates near Ramagundam station resulting in delayed running of trains. “The engineers carried out repairs and restored the services,” a senior SCR official said.
Suspected TRS activists set ablaze the car of Congress MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana at Ramagundam. In Mahabubnagar town some TRS activists vandalised the statue of Telugu Talli, portrayed as pride of Telugu people, but they were taken into custody by the police.
Meanwhile, the condition of KCR who has been on the fast for the last eight days has remained stable. Health secretary J Satyanarayana said the pulse rate, BP and liver functioning are normal. A host of Congress leaders, including PCC chief D Srinivas, called on KCR in the ICU at Nims. Sources said DS has apparently told KCR about his Monday trip to Delhi to prevail upon the Congress high command to take an immediate decision on the contentious statehood issue.
Several ministers, including home minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, also met KCR and appealed to him to withdraw his fast. However, the ministers asserted that KCR was firm on continuing his fast until the Centre gives him a clear assurance. In the meantime, members of Telangana Lawyers Forum have decided to boycott the High Court and local courts in Telangana districts.