A former government employee allegedly tried to end life by drinking a floor-cleaner at Mantralaya, headquarters of the Maharashtra government here, on Friday to protest 'forced' retirement, police said.
It is the latest in a series of similar incidents at Mantralaya this year.
Police detained him and took him to a hospital for medical examination, the official added.
Sonawane had been forced to opt for early retirement following a departmental inquiry against him, the official said. Thursday was his last day at work.
He came to Mantralaya with his family members Friday, claiming that he was forced to quit only because he was due for a promotion.
In February this year, a 45-year-old man committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of Mantralaya, after which the state government set up a safety net covering the open space on the first floor of the seven-storey building.
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