BS Yediyurappa resigned from the post of Chief Minister in Karnataka on Monday. Since then there has been an atmosphere of anger among his fans and especially among the Lingayat community. A 35-year-old man committed suicide in the state after Yeddyurappa resigned from the chief minister’s post. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Ravi alias Rachappa, a resident of Bommalpur village in Chamarajanagar district, located 195 km from the state capital Bengaluru. Police said Ravi was a daily wage laborer and also worked in a small tea stall.
As per the prima facie investigation, the police claimed that Ravi was a big fan of outgoing Chief Minister Yediyurappa. According to the police, “the family members are claiming that he was a staunch admirer of Yediyurappa, while other residents of the village claim that though he was a Yeddyurappa fan, he had taken some loan.” Police said the issue of taking the loan is still not very clear. Police said that no suicide note was found near the dead body and he was not even literate, so speculations are intensified in this case.
Police said the deceased was upset soon after Yediyurappa announced his resignation. “After Yediyurappa’s announcement, he was deeply hurt and locked himself in a room for the whole day and probably committed suicide by hanging himself around midnight,” the police said. The police also said that this entire matter and other angles are also being investigated.
Meanwhile, Yediyurappa, expressing grief over the incident, tweeted that every person has to go through ups and downs in his life and no one needs to lose his precious life for this.
Tweeting in the Kannada language, the former Chief Minister tweeted, ‘I humbly appeal to my fans not to take any such step. this is not right. I am deeply hurt by Ravi’s decision to end his life in this way. I am overwhelmed by their love, but I can’t support such. It is not right for anyone to take such a drastic step.