Hyderabad: Depressed by the defeat of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the by-election to Dubbak Assembly seat, a party supporter on Wednesday committed suicide, police said. Also Read - Dubbaka By-election Result 2020: BJP Registers Victory, Defeats TRS by 1,470 Votes

Kothinti Swamy, 34, was found hanging to a tree on the outskirts of Konaipally in Dulthabad mandal in Dubbak, which falls in Siddipet district. Also Read - 28-yr-old Gurugram Manager Dies by Suicide over Dowry Demands, Couple Knew Each Other For Eight Years

Swamy, who was wearing a TRS scarf around his neck, is believed to have taken the extreme step in the early hours of the day. Also Read - 19-yr-old LSR Student Dies By Suicide in Hyderabad as Father Struggled to Fund Studies

His family members told police that he was depressed over the defeat of TRS candidate Solipeta Sujatha in the by-election.

In a nail-biting contest, Sujatha lost the election to Bharatiya Janata Party’s M. Raghunandan Rao by 1,079 votes.

After the announcement of result on Tuesday evening, the TRS sympathiser was unable to digest the defeat of Sujatha.

The victim, who is survived by three children, had actively participated in campaign for the ruling party in his village.

Police registered a case of unnatural death and took up investigation.