In his suicide note, appeals to KCR to achieve statehood without bandhs

An engineering student ended his life by hanging in his rented house at Pavanpuri Colony in Karmanghat of Saroornagar, the police said on Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Dinesh Chandra, in a note purportedly written by him, appealed to TRS supremo K. Chandrasekhar Rao spearheading the separate Telangana State agitation to achieve the goal “without calling for bandhs”.

Dinesh used to live with his sister Divya, a teacher, in a rented house. Around 11 a.m., one of their relatives called Ms. Divya and told her that Dinesh had sent him an email stating that he wanted to commit suicide.

The worried woman ran to the house crying, only to find her brother hanging to a hook on the ceiling.

“There was no mention of Telangana issue in the email sent by Dinesh. But he wrote about Telangana State in his note,” the Saroorangar police said.

In the note, Dinesh pointed out that what he was doing was wrong and advised others not to follow his suit. Students and staff members of the college and local Telangana activists gathered at the house in large numbers.

The Telangana activists allowed the police to shift the body to the morgue only after they were given a copy of the suicide note. Dinesh’s death came as a jolt to his father who works as an accountant in the Agricultural Marketing Committee in Achampet of Mahabubnagar district.

The Telangana Joint Action Committee convener Kodandaram and Employees Association leader Vithal called on his family members at the Osmania General Hospital morgue.

They felt the Centre and the Congress party were responsible for the student’s death.