High drama in Cottonpet as man stages building stunt

High drama in Cottonpet as man stages building stunt

A 25-year-old mentally challenged man tried to jump from a five-storied building on Friday in Cottonpet. But timely action by residents, police and emergency service officials averted the tragedy.

According to the Cottonpet Police, Parvez, a resident of Pillanna Garden in KG Halli, starting climbing the building located near MS Lane in Cottonpet around 8.30 am. Residents immediately alerted the police, who rushed to the spot and tried to convince him to come down. But as Parvez continued to scale the building, police had to call fire and emergency officials, who managed him to bring him down around 10.40 am after a 2-hour operation. Later, he was taken to a hospital.

Cottonpet police said Parvez threatened to jump if any person wearing khaki uniform approached him. But an officer belonging to fire and emergency services managed to hoodwink Parvez and bring him down. He looked very weak as he did not have any food for the past two days, the police said. 

Later, his mother, Zabina Banu, said that after her husband passed away, she use to lock Parvez inside a room. But on Friday, he came out of the house around 6 am when she was asleep.