Hyderabad: A TSRTC driver succumbed to a cardiac arrest on Wednesday amidst the ongoing RTC strike in Telangana. The driver identified as Sheikh Khaleel Miya, a resident of Ramachandrapuram village in Sangareddy district, died after being rushed to a private hospital on Wednesday night.
The family alleges that Khaleel Miya was scared after he felt that he might lose his job with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao deciding to sack protesting employees. KCR had earlier termed the agitating staff as “self-dismissed”.
His son said in a video, “My father’s health went from bad to worse when he was stressing about losing his job with the ongoing RTC strike. We rushed him to the hospital on Wednesday night where doctors declared him dead due to cardiac arrest. He didn’t even get his salary last month. I’m a student. There is no one to look after us anymore, and therefore I request the Telangana Government for help.”
This comes after the TSRTC drivers and conductors decided to go on an indefinite strike from October 5. The employees decided to press for their demand for merging RTC with the state government. The JAC (Joint action committee) leaders complained that the state government failed to fulfil the long-pending requests even after being served the strike notice.
As of now, the TSRTC strike is on full-swing as there are no signs of backing down from the TSRTC employees until they get their needs fulfilled.