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Agri officer succumbs to burns, blames TDP MLA for suicide

india Updated: Oct 18, 2009 22:52 IST

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An agriculture officer, who attempted suicide by immolating herself four days ago, succumbed to her burn injuries at a hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Rajeswari, posted as the mandal agriculture officer at Devarakadra in Mahbubnagar district, attempted suicide after she was allegedly humiliated by local MLA Seeta Dayakar Reddy of the Telugu Desam Party over distribution of relief to flood victims in a meeting.

She sustained over 60 per cent burns and was rushed to the DRDO-Apollo hospital here for treatment but succumbed to her burn injuries on Sunday.

Members of Rajeswari's family alleged that Reddy was responsible for their daughter's extreme step.

Rajeswari, in her dying declaration recorded by a magistrate, reportedly blamed the MLA and others for the extreme step she had taken. She also reportedly blamed Congress Mandal Parishad member Bharati Reddy for her death.

Small Scale Industries Minister D K Aruna, who hails from Mahbubnagar district, visited the hospital and consoled the victim's parents.

Post-mortem of the official's body was conducted at the Osmania Hospital.