Man attempts to die inside Rashtrapati Bhavan compound

March 1st, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A man who had allegedly drank insecticide and then walked into the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday afternoon with a view to die there was saved due to timely intervention by officials. Lal Bahadur, in his mid 30s, was found unconscious near gate no 37 of the Mughal Gardens. When police officials brought him to senses, he told them he had consumed poison.

“Bahadur said he wanted to commit suicide either in the Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Supreme Court so that legal action could be taken against his employer who has been harassing him for years,” a police official said.

Police said a suicide note recovered from his pocket read: “My employer has planted a chip inside my body to keep tack of my movements. I can’t go anywhere I wish to. Strict action should be taken against him.”

Bahadur, who hails from Bihar and was working as a labourer in southwest Delhi’s Mayapuri industrial area, was stated to be out of danger.

“The man appears to be mentally ill and claims that a transmitter has been fitted inside his body. He wanted to commit suicide because of this,” a police official said, adding that Bahadur was being examined by doctors.

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