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Another suicide bid at Maharashtra secretariat building

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A youth hailing from in north today attempted suicide at the entrance of Mantralaya, the latest such incident at the state secretariat building here in last several months.

Baban Yashwant Zote had poured kerosene over his body and was about to set himself on fire when police nabbed him, a said.

Zote decided to end his life to protest alleged corruption in the recruitment process in Municipal Corporation, the said.

The resident had written to on April 3, seeking a probe in the scheduled casterecruitment drive held in 1989 in the civic body.

Zote claimed that "genuine" candidates were deprived of jobs and instead, kin of corporators were recruited through unscrupulous means, the said.

Zote was handed over to the Marine Drive police station, the official said.

In March, a 56-year-old labourer tried to end his life outside the building.

Gulab Maruti Shingari, hailing from district in drought-prone Marathwada region, claimed he decided to end his life as the "police patil" in his village tried to usurp his land, a said.

In February, a 45-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya, after which the BJP-led state government set up a safety net covering the open space on the first floor of the seven-storey building.

Harshal Raote, a murder convict on parole, jumped to death from the fifth floor, days after a 32-year-old unemployed man attempted suicide outside the building.

On January 22, 84-year-old Dhule Dharma Patil consumed poison in premises, demanding adequate compensation for his land, which had been acquired by the government for a solar power project. He died in hospital on January 28.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:30 IST