Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A home guard of Trimulgherry traffic police station, Vinod Kumar, 23, was found dead in his rented house at Azad Chandrashekharnagar in Tukaramgate on Wednesday.

A suicide note purportedly written by Kumar contained the words ‘I want Telangana’, the police said. Neighbours grew suspicious as the home guard did not come out till 4 p.m. They peeped through the window and found his body hanging to the ceiling fan. The police stumbled upon the note while searching his room. After writing about the personal problems that dejected him, the home guard wrote in the end with big letters that he wanted Telangana, the police said.

Ramesh Reddy, 22, a pro-Telangana activist, sustained burns when he jumped on burning tyres bandh on Wednesday near Chintal bus-stop at Qutbullahpur. A group of locals has set on fire some defunct tyres on the road. While staging demonstration there, Reddy suddenly jumped into the flames and suffered burns, the police said.