Ignored by Government, Depressed Telangana Separatist Ends Life
By Express News Service | Published: 11th March 2016 06:13 AM |
NALGONDA: Jakkula Yakaswamy, who actively participated in the separate Telangana agitation and was paralysed with an injury that he suffered during the movement, ended his life reportedly depressed over not getting any assistance from the government or the elected representatives for him to eke out a living.
Yakaswamy (40) was a native of Turkalashapur village in Gundala mandal of the district. He took an active part in the separate statehood agitation in his village.
According to the deceased’s family members, Yakaswamy also vowed not to get married till Telangana statehood was achieved.
He also took part in the March 10, 2011 Million March call given by the TJAC. As violence erupted during the Million March, police resorted to lathicharge on the protesters and Yakaswamy suffered an injury on the spine, leaving him paralysed.
Since then, Yakaswamy was living along with his brother, Jakkula Ramulu, who is an auto driver, at Bhongir. After the formation of Telangana, Bhongir MP Bura Narsaiah Goud, Bhongir MLA P Sekhar Reddy and several other Telangana protagonists visited Yakaswamy and assured to extend financial assistance so that he can eke out livelihood without being a burden on his brother.
“However, even after nearly two years of formation of Telangana State, no help was provided to Yakaswamy either from the government or from politicians. He was depressed over this and committed suicide,” Ramulu alleged.
Yakaswamy jumped before a running train near Bhongir to end his life. Bhongir railway police registered a case and are investigating.