Villagers of Yapalguda on Sunday bid a tearful adieu to Pundruwar Narsing, the youth who committed suicide for separate Telangana cause on Saturday. The entire village turned up for his funeral held in the fields close to the village located about 5 km from Adilabad town.
Earlier in the day, Telangana protagonists led by Adilabad MLA Jogu Ramanna staged rasto roko at NTR chowk with the body of Narsing. They raised slogans accusing the government of being responsible for the suicide of the youth.
The MLA arrived at the RIMS Hospital mortuary on Sunday morning only to find postmortem being conducted despite the absence of Narsing’s family members. He questioned the police officials about the reason for hurrying with the postmortem.
The body was later taken in a van from the hospital to Yapalguda with a few relatives, villagers and a large number of Telangana supporters. No leader either from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) or Telangana Joint Action Committee at State level attended the funeral though they were expected to arrive. Mr. Ramanna and TRS district president Loka Bhuma Reddy promised all help to the family of Narsing.