‘Humiliation' by Gorantla SI allegedly drove him to take the drastic step
MRPS district secretary V.C. Narasimhulu (40) committed suicide by consuming poison in public for the humiliation meted out to him allegedly by the Gorantla Sub-Inspector G. Rajendranath Yadav on Saturday evening.
The Gorantla Sub-Inspector had allegedly humiliated him by thrashing him in public at Gorantla town when the deceased met him to represent a local problem.
Narasimhulu, who felt terribly humiliated, came to Anantapur town and met MRPS activists at the ZP office where they were staging a ‘dharna' for a different cause and apprised them of the rude behaviour of the Sub-Inspector.
He consumed poison from a bottle without the knowledge of the MRPS leaders and fell unconscious.
He was immediately rushed to the government hospital where he died while under treatment.
Enraged MRPS activists who heard of their colleague's suicidal death rushed to the hospital and staged a ‘rasta roko' for about one hour and paralysed traffic outside the government hospital.
The police rushed to the place and brought the situation under control.
The body has been sent for post-mortem examination and the police are investigating.
Meanwhile Anantapur DSP Harshavardhana Raju told The Hindu that the deceased Narasimhulu had misbehaved with the Sub-Inspector when he was summoned by the later for questioning in relation to a complaint lodged against him in a different case.
After an argument with the SI he came to Anantapur and met his MRPS colleagues at the ZP office.
The deceased had already consumed poison before he met MRPS activists. He fell down unconscious and was admitted to the government general hospital where he succumbed to the effects of the poison consumed by him.