Man tries to end life over special status for Andhra Pradesh

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 9, 2015, 7:35 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 6:37 am IST
People try to douse the fire engulfing Congress worker Muni Koti Reddy who set himself ablaze seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh at a meet organised by the Congress in Tirupati on Saturday. (Photo: DC)
 People try to douse the fire engulfing Congress worker Muni Koti Reddy who set himself ablaze seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh at a meet organised by the Congress in Tirupati on Saturday. (Photo: DC)
TirupatiPandemonium  prevailed for some time as a Congress activist and Gangamma temple former director Muni Koti Reddy set himself on fire after dousing himself in kerosene near a public meeting cum dharna organised by Congress leaders at the municipal office on Saturday.
 
Koti alias Muni Koti Reddy attended a meeting and saw to arrangements at the venue before the beginning of the meeting. While former Central minister Killi Kriparani addressed the gathering about getting special status to the state, Koti barged into the crowd to reach the dais in flames. The audience including leaders on the dais panicked and fled. In the melee Koti went towards the municipal office gate. After staggering some distance from the dais in flames, Koti collapsed. Within a few seconds, activists rushed Koti to Ruia hospital in a private vehicle after putting out the fire.
 
Ruia doctors, who offered first aid to him in the emergency, said he had received 60 per cent burns and added the condition of Koti was critical. Later, Koti was shifted to burns ward and a battery of doctors including superintendent, T. Sandhya rushed to the hospital and directed the staff to give better treatment.
 
Meanwhile, PCC president, Raghuveera Reddy announced Rs 2 lakh help to his family and assured party support. He and former Cabinet minister Chiranjeevi requested the people not to venture into such life losing attempts for special status.
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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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