A 46-year old conductor of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Another RTC worker commits suicide in Hyderabad on Sunday night,
hours after a driver died of his injury damages among an unlimited strike by workers of the state-owned transporter.
The family of B Surender Goud, a conductor at the Ranigunj II bus station in Secunderabad area, said he turned home at around 8.30 pm on Sunday next participating in the agitation.
“My father was very disturbed by the death of RTC driver D Srinivasa Reddy from Khammam station… He was following the news on TV about the strike while possessing dinner. Later, he moved into the bedroom and hanged himself,” Goud’s son Sankeerthan told reporters.
Goud’s wife, Jyothy, who has been helping the family by working as a tailoress, had reached out to a nearby shop when he destroyed himself. When she came back and found the bedroom door locked from within, she turned suspicious.
“Both of us burst open the door only to discover him dangling from the ceiling fan. As his pulse was still striking, we quickly shifted him to a private hospital nearby, where he fell notwithstanding efforts made by the doctors,” Sankeerthan Told.
Goud is seen to have received a loan of Rs.10 lakh from a bank for the marriage of his child Supriya last year. He could not pay the associated monthly payments (EMI) as the government did not credit his salary to his account for Sep.
Another RTC worker commits suicide, His family members said the police that Goud received a message from the bank about the lack of EMI payment on Sunday morning.
Officials from the Langar Houz police station moved to the hospital and removed the body to Osmania General Hospital for an examination.
“We have maintained a case of different death. An inquiry is on,” Asifnagar’s deputy administrator of police N Narasimha Reddy told.
The body of Srinivas Reddy, who dropped to his burn wounds at DRDO Apollo Hospitals,
was moved to his native place in Khammam district in the evening after the post mortem test at the same hospital.
The police did not allow the striking RTC employees to take the form to Bus Bhavan at Musheerabad to allow others to give respect to him. The police also made-made Reddy’s family members to cremate his body late in the night to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
More than 49000 employees, workers unions of TSRTC started an infinite strike from Oct 5 across Telangana on a call provided by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of TSRTC,
directing RTC’s merger with the government, recruitment to various posts, amongst others.
They are also requiring revision of their salaries pending since Apr 2017. They want New recruitment in the corporation to overcome the workload on the workers.
Opposition parties have increased their support to the outstanding workers and asked for a series of disturbances finishing in a complete shutdown in the state on October 19.