Telangana

Tearful farewell to conductor

In a state of shock: The inconsolable family members of B Surender Goud at Karvan, Hyderabad, on Monday.

In a state of shock: The inconsolable family members of B Surender Goud at Karvan, Hyderabad, on Monday.   | Photo Credit: G. RAMAKRISHNA

Slogans raised demanding justice at Goud’s funeral

The bylanes of Karwan were flooded with hundreds of people who participated in funeral procession of RTC conductor B Surender Goud on Monday afternoon. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees, politicians, activists, reached Goud’s residence to pay condolences.

Over eight hours after RTC driver D. Srinivas Reddy, who has set himself ablaze, frustrated over the deadlock in RTC strike, succumbed to burn injuries, Goud ended his life at his home in Karwan on Sunday night.

A conductor at Ranigunj Bus Depot, Goud took a loan. Police said that he might have suspected that he will never resume duties in the current situation, which could make him a loan defaulter. His body was shifted from a private hospital to Osmania General Hospital’s mortuary where a post mortem examination (PME) was performed. The gates leading to the mortuary was barricaded and heavily guarded by the police. Family members complained that even they were not allowed into the mortuary. At around 11 a.m., his body was moved from the hospital to his home.

Leaders make a beeline

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Telangana State president K Laxman, MLC N Ramachandra Rao, MLA T Raja Singh, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State Secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, Former MP from Chevella, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, and others reached Karwan to pay condolences. Struck by the tragedy, his family members were inconsolable.

Slogans demanding justice were raised by his colleagues, and leaders from the Joint Action Committee of TSRTC. Equally heavy number of people participated in the funeral procession in the afternoon, which was accompanied by police personnel.

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