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Man seeking special category status for Andhra Pradesh commits suicide

A suicide note recovered from him by the Madanapalle police said, “Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh is our right.”

india Updated: Jul 28, 2018 18:23 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Suicide,Special Category Status,Andhra Pradesh
The body of N Sudhakar, a worker in a handloom weaving firm in Rama Rao Nagar colony in Madanapalle town, was found hanging from the ceiling in his house. (File photo)

A 29-year old man committed suicide by hanging himself seeking special category status for Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district on Saturday.

The body of N Sudhakar, a worker in a handloom weaving firm in Rama Rao Nagar colony in Madanapalle town, was found hanging from the ceiling in his house in the morning.

His parents, N Ramachandra and Sarojinamma, both sanitation workers, were away on their job, when he took to the extreme step.

A suicide note recovered from him by the Madanapalle police revealed that nobody was responsible for his death.

“Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh is our right,” he said in the note.

His family members told police that Sudhakar was actively participating in the agitations for special category status to AP.

“He even spoke at the meeting of handloom weavers recently, where he raised his voice for the special status,” they said.

Coming from a poor family, Sudhakar was involved in various social and philanthropic activities.

The police also recovered a receipt from his body which showed that he had donated Rs 5,000 to Chaitanya Orphanage and Rehabilitation Centre at Madanapalle on July 21.

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed grief over Sudhakar’s suicide.

“The betrayal by the Centre has caused emotional disturbance in the people. I appeal to them not to commit such acts, but continue their fight against the Centre,” he said, while addressing “Dharma Porata Deeksha” rally at Ongole in the afternoon.

Naidu announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh from the state government and another Rs 5 lakh from the TDP, to the bereaved family. “We will stand by his family and support them all through,” he said.

The meeting observed silence, mourning the death of Sudhakar.

YSR Congress party president and leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy also expressed shock over the suicide by Sudhakar. He condoled the bereaved family members and appealed to people not to resort to such extreme step but join the fight for SCS to achieve the goal.

On Friday, a youth from Warangal in Telangana, also protested against the Centre’s apathy towards Andhra Pradesh by climbing a mobile phone tower in New Delhi.

First Published: Jul 28, 2018 18:09 IST