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Andhra man commits suicide near Naidu's fast venue

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A physically challenged man from allegedly committed suicide on Monday near the where undertook a 12-hour fast demanding special category status to the state.

The man, identified as (40), a native of district, was found dead on a The police shifted the body to

The man was suspected to have consumed pesticides.

Chandrababu said in his speech that ended his life over the Centre's refusal to give special status to He said recovered a suicide note from Arjun Rao's pocket but did not reveal its contents.

said the man had come to the national capital on its own. He announced Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the deceased and declared that his last rites would be performed with official honours.

Naidu appealed to people not to commit suicide, saying this was not a solution to the problem. He advised people to have courage and fight for the rights of the state.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:42 IST
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