Falcon Tyres employee attempts suicide over salary

 An employee of Falcon Tyres attempted suicide here on Friday, condemning the indifferent attitude of the factory management in paying salaries on time.

According to sources, Gopalakrishna (48) had reportedly consumed poison and took ill near J K Grounds, here. Passersby rushed him to a private hospital in Gokulam. He is being treated at the intensive care unit and is said to be out of danger. Gopalakrishna, a native of Hassan district, was an employee of the factory for the past 24 years.

Other employees, who learnt about his suicide attempt, gathered at the hospital and raised slogans against the factory management. After the government intervened, the factory management opened the units for a brief period before stalling its operations, citing various reasons, the employees complained.

The employees are given work only for a week in a month. The salaries are paid only after two months. This has put the employees into a lot of inconvenience, the workers complained.

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