Another man attempts suicide outside Mantralaya

ST Correspondent
Friday, 23 March 2018

Mumbai: A man tried to kill himself by setting himself on fire outside Mantralaya on Friday afternoon. Gulab Shingari, a 50-year-old man from Beed district, was facing some land-related problems and was very upset over the dispute. 

On Friday, Shingari poured kerosene over himself and tried setting himself ablaze but the policemen intervened and managed to stop him. He was later taken into custody.

Shingari claimed he decided to end his life as the 'police patil' in his village tried to usurp his land, a police official said.

Mumbai: A man tried to kill himself by setting himself on fire outside Mantralaya on Friday afternoon. Gulab Shingari, a 50-year-old man from Beed district, was facing some land-related problems and was very upset over the dispute. 

On Friday, Shingari poured kerosene over himself and tried setting himself ablaze but the policemen intervened and managed to stop him. He was later taken into custody.

Shingari claimed he decided to end his life as the 'police patil' in his village tried to usurp his land, a police official said.

Last month, on February 8, Harshal Raote, a murder convict on parole, committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya.

On January 22, 84-year-old Dhule farmer Dharma Patil consumed poison in Mantralaya premises, demanding adequate compensation for his land, which had been acquired by the government for a solar power project. He died in hospital on January 28.

Early last month, a 32-year-old man had attempted suicide outside Mantrayala after failing to clear the Maharashtra Public Service Commission exam for the post of an assistant. 

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