I am dying for the cause of separate Telangana

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.


Press Trust Of India

Hyderabad, December 04, 2009