Patel OBC quota row: Man commits suicide in support of agitation
A man belonging to the Patel community, which has been agitating for reservation under OBC category, allegedly committed suicide here today saying he had taken the extreme step for supporting the ongoing stir, police said. "Umesh Patel, aged around 34, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with the ceiling of his factory in Vavadi area,” police said. 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," he states the note. Before killing himself, Patel also sent a similar message on 'Whatsapp'.