Telangana BJP Alleges Home Guard Ravinder’s Death as Murder by BRS Government:
A traffic home guard who had set himself on fire a few days ago and was undergoing treatment in a private hospital has tragically passed away, as confirmed by the police on Friday.
Telangana BJP President G. Kishan Reddy expressed deep sorrow over the death, describing it as a “murder” committed by the state’s BRS government, led by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
The incident occurred when Ravinder visited the Home Guard Commandant’s office in Goshamahal, where he self-immolated. Passersby alerted the police, who promptly transferred him to a government-run hospital. He suffered severe burns, with over 50% of his body affected, and was later moved to another city hospital.
Ravinder’s wife reported that her husband had called her on Tuesday to inform her about ill-treatment by two senior police officials—an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable—when he had visited the commandant’s office. She demanded action against the ASI and constable.
Police denied claims that the incident was related to a delay in Ravinder’s salary.
Union Minister for Tourism and Telangana BJP President G. Kishan Reddy visited Ravinder during his hospitalization and expressed disappointment with the Telangana government’s failure to fulfill promises and commitments made to home guards regarding their working conditions. He urged home guards not to resort to such extreme measures.