Hyderabad, Feb 20 (Calcutta Tube) The students’ protest over the Telangana issue here Saturday took a tragic turn with a one of them attempting self-immolation.
S. Yadaiah, a student of intermediate second year, set himself ablaze at the main entrance of Osmania University as police had prevented students from marching towards the state assembly to lay a siege demanding resignation of all elected representatives of Telangana region.
The youth, a student of Noble College in the city, poured kerosene, set himself ablaze and tried to run towards the police barricade. He suffered serious burn injuries and was taken to a hospital.
In a suicide note, he wrote that he was taking the extreme step to protest the delay in formation of Telangana state.
The incident heightened tension at Osmania University, the hotbed of Telangana movement, as hundreds of students clashed with police and paramilitary forces.