Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
A Patidar youth from Rajkot Umesh Patel, aged around 34, committed suicide on Saturday. In his suicide note, he said that he was committing suicide to support the cause for reservation for Patidar community which has launched an agitation for reservation in Gujarat.
Umesh was an active member of PAAS and had even participated in the lollipop programme on Friday.
He committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling of his factory in Vavadi area in the city’s outskirt. Police have recovered a suicide note in which he clearly mentioned that he took the extreme step in support of the Patel reservation agitation.
“I seek apology from all my brothers from the Patidar (Patel community) because I could not remain with you in this agitation. My sacrifice should not go into vain,” states the note.
Before killing himself, Patel also sent message on ‘Whatsapp’ – a social messaging service saying, “When you will get this message, I would have gone so far from you. Please forgive me, as I am your brother, but please continue this fight for reservation. My sacrifice should not go into vain.”
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