A woman TSRTC conductor reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Khammam on Monday allegedly due to the government's tough stand in the ongoing TSRTC strike.
The deceased was identified as Niraja, 37, a native of Khammam city. She was working at the Sathupalli bus depot.
Her family members alleged that she was depressed over the continuation of the strike. However, no suicide note was found in the house.
On hearing the news, the striking RTC workers and leaders of several political parties congregated to take Niraja's body in a procession to the Khammam district Collectorate and tried to storm the office. However, the police personnel at the Collectorate stopped them, resulting in a stampede involving the cops and protesters.
The irate RTC workers then staged a protest at the Sathupalli RTC depot and prevented buses from leaving the depot. Vehicular traffic on the Khammam-Sathupalli highway soon got paralyzed.
RTC workers also protested before the Bhadrachalam and Manugur bus depots, aggravating tension.
The TSRTC employees' strike entered its 24th day today.
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