As a mark of protest against demolition drive, five persons including three women, allegedly attempted suicide by self immolation in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation premises on Wednesday. All five have been admitted in the Rajkot civil hospital. Two persons have been reported to be very critical, police said. Three women and two men attempted suicide inside RMC compound today afternoon. They had come with containers filled with kerosene to meet RMC commissioner with regard to demolition drive by the civic body in the common plot of Chotunagar society in Hanuman Madhi area of Rajkot. When the persons could not get a satisfactory reply from the authorities they doused themselves in kerosene and set afire. There is a dispute for illegal encroachment on the Chotunagar society common plot since last long time.
Society officials have complained to RMC about it and town planning department have given notice to those people who are living on the common plot. The matter is also in the court.