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Man Attempts Self Immolation Outside Mantralaya in Mumbai

The man was reportedly upset over some land-related issue.

Published: March 23, 2018 3:32 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Man Attempts Self Immolation Outside Mantralaya in Mumbai
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Mumbai, Mar 23: A man tried to kill himself by setting himself afire outside Maharashtra’s Mantralaya on Friday afternoon. The man, later identified as Gulab Shingre, poured kerosene over himself and tried setting himself ablaze but policemen intervened and managed to stop him. He was later taken into custody.

Shingre, a 50-year-old from Beed district, was reportedly upset over some land-related dispute. Police are investigating the matter.

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Early last month, a 32-year-old had attempted suicide outside Mantrayala after failing to clear the Maharashtra Public Service Commission exam for the post of an assistant. The government had intervened after the Opposition had criticised it for ignoring such suicide attempts.

There has been a slew of suicide attempts outside the secretariat, so much so, that NCP MLA Supriya Sule had lambasted the state government over the same. NCP state unit chief Sunil Tatkare had said that the Mantralaya was “made to look like a circus”. He was referring to the safety net put around the first floor of the Mantralaya to prevent suicide bids. He said, “The Mantralaya is a place to solve the problems of 12 crore people of the state and not a circus place where safety nets are put up to prevent jokers jumping around from falling down.”

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