Vigil upped at top cop's office after man's bid to immolate himself

 High drama prevailed at the office of the Commissioner of Police where a man in a desperate attempt to meet the city police chief doused kerosene on himself and threatened to immolate himself on Thursday afternoon.

The security staff on the premises overpowered him and snatched the matchbox from his hands, after which he was taken for questioning.

The man, identified as Srinath, is from Madhugiri in Tumakuru and said he had come to meet the police commissioner seeking his help. He told the police he was sacked by a tool manufacturing factory in Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru, four years ago.
Despite filing complaints with the Labour department and the jurisdictional police, no action has been taken against the company management.

Srinath said the management of the company forced him to sign the resignation letter, before throwing him out after 16 years of service.

A senior police officer in charge of security said Srinath had brought kerosene in a bottle concealed in a packet. The security staff will be questioned to ascertain whether there were any lapses on their part.

Following this incident, checking of bags and other belongings of visitors was brisk and extensive at every security gate at the police commissioner’s office on Infantry Road on Thursday.


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