The body of Darshanala Santosh was cremated at Kuchulapur village in Talamadugu mandal on Thursday amid what constituted a tearful farewell given by hundreds of Telangana protagonists and villagers.

Adilabad MLA Jogu Ramanna and Chennur MLA Nallala Odelu (both TRS) were among those who attended the funeral.

Santosh, a first year M.Sc student of Osmania University was found hanging from a tree on Wednesday on Osmania University campus in Hyderabad, said to be perturbed over the delay in formation of Telangana State.

Telangana protagonists took out the funeral procession raising pro-Telangana and Santosh amar hai slogans.

They held the Union government responsible for the numerous suicides committed by students and youth to protest the delay in carving out a separate State.