Unknown to many, two men in the City died of cardiac arrest. Their death is being attributed to the interrogation and later jailing of YSRC chief Jagan Mohan Reddy.
M Hemla Naik alias Laloo, a 45-year-old auto driver, collapsed unconscious after having a glance at the newspapers where Jagan was seen being taken to jail.
Friends and neighbours say he loved Jagan but he was not a politically ambitious man, just a hardcore cadre, who would stick to Jagan for his sheer love for him.
A resident of Dattatreya Nagar in Asifnagar, Hemla came out of his home around 7am and he went in for tea in a nearby tea stall. After tea he was having a cigarette in the pan shop where he chanced to read the details of Jagan’s arrest. Soon after he complained of chest pain and fell down, said K Srinivas Singh, Hemla’s house owner. People nearby put him in an auto and taken to the closest hospital which advised his immediate shifting to Osmania Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Doctors certified that he died of cardiac arrest.
Singh said the man was healthy and he was a supporter of Jagan Mohan Reddy but if it was the shock that cut his life short is not clear.
Hemla Naik, a tribal from Ramnayak Tanda of Mahbubnagar district came to City eight years back with his wife Sankaramma and four children, three daughters and one son, and took residence at Dattatreya Nagar. His son Bhoopathy is undergoing training for police constable and when he heard of the sad news, the boy is reported to have said that his father was an admirer of Jagan but he never realised how attached he was to Jagan. Hemla’s family has gone to their native place with the body for cremation.
In another case being linked to the Jagan’s arraignment is Naresh Kumar of Rajendra Nagar. Naresh, a hardcore fan of Jagan Mohan Reddy is said to have died of shock.
G Baburao, former MLA and YSRC leader Vishakhapatnam told Postnoon that in his Payakaraopet constituency alone five people died of shock.
When YS Rajashekara Reddy died in chopper crash in the year of 2009 dozens of peoples had reported died of shock in the State and many had allegedly committed suicide from depression.
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