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Ex gratia to kin of man who killed himself outside AP Bhavan, Naidu links it to SCS protest

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Monday announced Rs 20 lakh ex gratia for the family of a differently-abled man who had come to the capital to attend his day-long fast but later allegedly committed suicide outside the Andhra Bhavan. Naidu linked the suicide of 40-year-old Davala Arjun Rao to the demand for the Special Category Status for the state, but the Delhi Police said he consumed poison as he was facing financial crisis. The Andhra Pradesh chief minister also announced a state funeral for Rao, a resident of Kinthali village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. Naidu is on a dharna to demand special status for his state and fulfilment of commitments made by the Centre under the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Addressing the spate of suicides in the state over demands of special status, Naidu appealed to the general public to refrain from taking such steps. Our problem has become the nation s problem. With all the support we have got today, we have gained in ..

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