Five pro-Telangana students created tension at Basheerbagh and Moosapet by going up towers and threatening to commit suicide for separate Telangana and demand cancellation of YSRC leader Vijayamma’s visit to Sircilla on Friday.
The five youngsters, however, were brought down and slapped with cases of attempting suicide. In the first incident, three degree students of Nizam college –Naveen, Shashikanth and Praneet- climbed up the advertisement hoarding adjacent to their college compound wall at Basheerbagh around 12.30 p.m.
The Abids police, led by Inspector Guru Raghavendra and ACP B. Limba Reddy, rushed there and tried to persuade the agitating youngsters to come down.
As the students refused, the police called in TRS leader Sravan and through him appealed to them that police could do little about their demand. The police had pressed into service a fire-tender. Mr. Sravan went up the ladder in the fire-tender and pacified the agitating youngsters.
Finally, the trio yielded and climbed down. By then, traffic was thrown out of gear on all routes connected to Basheerbagh, including Abids and Hyderguda.
In the second case, Raju and Venu - students of a private degree college - went up an electric high tension wire tower near Bharatnagar flyover near Moosapet.
To add to the woes of the commuters, some agitators squatted on the roads pledging support to the two youngsters leading to traffic jam.