Mumbai, Aug 1: A 45-year-old woman allegedly tried to immolate herself in front of the Maharashtra Secretariat on Wednesday. This is the latest such incident reported from the premises of the building in last several months. Also Read - Bizarre! Kolkata Woman Licks A Cop For Stopping Her On The Streets Amid Coronavirus Lockdown | Watch
The woman, identified as Radhabai Salunke, hails from Beed district in Marathwada region. She came to the secretariat, also called as ‘Mantralaya’, on Wednesday morning and poured kerosene on herself. The police however, was quick in action and nabbed her before she could set herself ablaze. Also Read - 'Every Breath is a Battle, Don't Take Any Chances': Woman With COVID-19 Posts Chilling Video | Watch
The woman had came to the secretariat to seek justice in a land dispute case, Deputy Commissioner of Police Prashant Khaire was quoted as saying by PTI. Also Read - Viral Video: Woman Risks Her Life to Rescue Dog From Icy Pond, Netizens Call Her 'Braveheart'
She was detained and handed over to the Marine Drive police, he added.
Earlier in June, a man hailing from Dhule in north Maharashtra, had attempted suicide at the entrance of Mantralaya while seeking probe in a scheduled caste recruitment drive.
In March, a 56-year-old labourer from Beed district had tried to end his life outside the building, after a “police patil” in his village allegedly tried to usurp his land.
In February, a 45-year-old man had committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya, after which the BJP-led state government set up a safety net covering the open space on the first floor of the seven-storey building.
On January 22, an 84-year-old farmer from Dhule had consumed poison in the Mantralaya premises, demanding adequate compensation for his land, which was acquired by the government for a solar power project.
(With PTI inputs)