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IMAMPUR (MEDAK): A 23-year-old youthwas found hanging from a tree in Imampur village in Medak district's Toopran mandal on Wednesday morning in what appears to be yet another suicide in support of the separate Telangana cause. 

But what has everyone stumped is how Chyapala Yadagiri, a class VII dropout, came to land up in this small village as the deceased hailed from Rayalapuram village in Rangareddy district's Medchal mandal. 

Yadagiri, who was trying to set up as an autorickshaw driver after recently having taken driving lessons, claimed in a voice message on his mobile phone that he was ending his life for the Telangana cause. The deceased's cellular phone was found lying on the ground close to where his body was found hanging. 

"Jai Telangana. Don't stop me from dying for Telangana. I am pained by the delay in the formation of Telangana," he said in the recording. 

Police said that the voice belonged to Yadagiri after his mother Lakshmi and maternal uncle Suram Ravi arrived to confirm that it was indeed him. DSP Srinivas Rao said passersby found Yadagiri hanging from the tree on the outskirts of the village close to NH-44. "He left behind a cigarette packet cover on which he mentioned the phone recording. We don't suspect any foul play after a preliminary investigation," he said. Ravi, with whom Yadagiri started sharing accommodation after his father Venkataiah's death three years back, said that Yadagiri had been actively involved in the Telangana movement in Rayalapuram and nearby villages. 

As news of the suicide spread, hundreds of TRS and ABVP activists poured out on to the roads to hold rallies in Toopran and Gajwel towns. 

Former Congress MP Indrakaran Reddy said that the party could now ill-afford to ignore the strong sentiment among the youth and warned of more suicides unless the leadership made its stand clear on the separate statehood issue. 

Meanwhile, Pallavi, who attempted suicide in Karimnagar district, was critical with over 75% burns. She was taken to Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad. Anguished by the delay in formation of a separate Telangana, she had set herself ablaze at her house in Pallenizamabad village on Tuesday night.

Posted Date:26-12-2013
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