Telangana Strike: Over 49,000 were on strike protesting against a state government order (File)
An employee of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) on Saturday allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Telangana’s Nalgonda by consuming poison, police said.
The person was identified as 53-year-old Venkateshwarlu, a TSRTC driver.
“RTC employee Venkateshwarlu, 53-years has committed suicide in his residence by consuming poison. He was working as a driver in Narketpalle RTC depot,” said a police official.
“The apparent reason would be his poor financial condition and he was also a drunkard. His family alleged that he had many loans and could not repay them as he was not getting salary due to the strike,” he said.
Police said that case has been registered under relevant section of the law.
Till now three RTC employees have committed suicide and all of them were drivers working in different RTC depots.
Over 49,000 workers were on strike since October 5, protesting against the state government’s order to sack over 40,000 employees of the RTC.
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