One hour, Two Suicide Attempts at Maharashtra’s state secreteriat

Mumbai: Two people have reportedly tried to commit suicide at Maharashtra’s state secretariat after they were denied meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday.

A debt­ridden farmer named Dalip More from Marathwada who was demanding a probe into his brother’s death, and another is Dinesh Padaya, a Mulund resident struggling to reclaim his home in a slum rehabilitation project attempted suicide between 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm after being denied an audience with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

One is Dilip More, resident of Aurangabad, and , resident of Mulund. “Both of them tried to consume rat poison when they were denied meeting Fadnavis,” said Mumbai police PRO Ashok Dudhe.

The 46­-year-­old More was taken to GT hospital whereas Padaya was rushed to St. George hospital for treatment. According to city police, their condition is said to be stable.

More’s brother, also a farmer, had committed suicide in 2011. On Tuesday, he was in Mumbai to persuade CM seeking compensation. He was reportedly miffed at the delay in government response.

Another alarm was sounded barely half­an­hour after More was rushed to hospital.”A Mulund resident, Dinesh Padaya, demanded to meet the CM. He kept saying that nobody was taking note of his complaints regarding rampant corruption in slum rehabilitation projects,” a Mantralaya source said.

The city police are investigating the matter and no case has been registered in both the above suicide attempt cases.

Wefornews Bureau

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