A 23-year-old man from the Maratha community ended his life allegedly over the issue of reservation in Maharashtra’s Nanded city.
Dajiba Ramdas Kadam, a resident of Marlak village, had come to the city for some work and was found unconscious in the Zenda Chowk area on November 11, PTI reported citing police officials. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment on November 12, a police official said.
“This is a question of a government job for me. ‘Ek Maratha, lakh Maratha’,” read a note found in the man’s possession.
Marathas, who constitute more than 30% of the population in Maharashtra, have been demanding reservations in education and government jobs. Read more about it here.