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Telangana supporter dies

india Updated: Dec 04, 2009 11:30 IST

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A Telangana sympathiser, who set himself on fire four days ago protesting the arrest of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, succumbed to his burn injuries in a hospital here.

K Srikanth (28), who had doused kerosene and set himself ablaze at LB Nagar area while participating in a 'dharna', died last night, hospital sources said on Friday.

The youth hailing from Nalgonda district was pursuing physiotherapy in a private college here.

Srikanth suffered 70 per cent burns and was admitted to a hospital where he died undergoing treatment,sources said.

This is the second incident after a fresh agitation was launched by TRS demanding seperate statehood.

On December 1, a constable had committed suicide by shooting himself in support of Telangana at Kamareddy town in Nizamabad district.

In the suicide note, the constable wrote--"Jai Telangana" and stated "I am dying for the cause of separate Telangana."

TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao who is on a fast-unto-death is undergoing treatment at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) hospital here after being shifted from Khammam government hospital.