Stopping of rally on OU campus leads to tension
A post graduate student committed suicide at Mancherial town in Adilabad district on Monday apparently distressed over delay in formation of Telangana State. Nayakini Naresh, 24, a second year MA Hindi student of Osmania University who hailed from Chintaguda (K) of Kagaznagar mandal ended his life by falling under a train.
According to Bellampally Government Railway Police Sub Inspector Premraj, a suicide note was found on the dead body. The note addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, urged them to carve out the new State immediately.
Naresh was reportedly ailing from a urinary tract infection and jaundice since a few months. He believed that treatment for the diseases was possible only after he got a job.
Hyderabad Staff Reporter adds: Stopping of a rally taken out by students mourning death of Naresh by police triggered tension on Osmania University campus.
While the students, angered over their procession being foiled, rained stones on the police, the latter fired teargas shells to disperse them from the B.Ed. college-RTC hospital stretch. The battle between students and police lasted over an hour at different places around the campus.
Initially, the students assembled at Arts College and planned to go in a procession towards NCC gate. Changing the plan, they suddenly headed for OU police station and squatted on the road raising pro-Telangana slogans. As the police prevented them from surging towards English and Foreign Languages University gate, the students gathered near the compound wall opposite B.Ed. college and hurled stones at police teams deployed there and burnt worn out tyres on the road.
The students announced that OU campus would observe bandh on Tuesday to pay homage to Naresh.