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Youth commits suicide for separate Telangana

PTI  Hyderabad, May 20, 2013
First Published: 22:43 IST(20/5/2013) | Last Updated: 22:45 IST(20/5/2013)

A 23-year-old electrician allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on the Osmania University (OU) campus in Hyderabad on Monday for the "cause of separate state of Telangana", police said.


The deceased, identified only as Bharat, was found hanging from a tree on the campus by some locals who alerted police.

The deceased, a native of Huzurnagar in Nalgonda district, came here only two months ago and had been working as an electrician, police said.

In a suicide note, purportedly written by him, Bharat said "he was dying for Telangana", police said.

"The letter in Telugu further stated that only TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao was leading the movement for a separate statehood. Bharat also asked Congress and TDP to support the creation of Telangana state", Inspector P Ashok of OU police station told PTI quoting the note.

Osmania University has been the hotbed of the movement for Telangana led by students since November 2009.

Instances of students killing themselves allegedly over delay in carving out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh had taken place in the past at the OU.

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