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

K Srikanth (28), who had set himself ablaze at L B Nagar area while participating in a demonstration, 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.

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 had written, “I am dying for the cause of separate Telangana.”

The TRS President, who is on a fast-unto-death, is undergoing treatment at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital here after being shifted from Khammam government hospital.