Three more people committed suicide on Wednesday in support of the demand for a separate Telangana, taking to 25 the death toll since the mass movement began 10 days ago.
A person each in Warangal, Karimnagar and Medak districts ended their lives.
Raju, a worker of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), died of burn injuries at the MGM Hospital in Warangal town. The 25-year-old had set himself ablaze three days ago.
Another TRS activist, J. Srinivas, 36, killed himself in Peddapalli mandal of Karimnagar district. Family members said he was upset over the deteriorating condition of TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao, whose fast-unto-death has entered the 11th day.
A husband and wife set themselves on fire in Medak district. While the wife died of burn injuries, the husband is in serious condition at a hospital.
Most of the dead so far have been students.