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Ex-employee attempts suicide at Mantralaya to protest forced

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A former government employee allegedly tried to end life by drinking a floor-cleaner at Mantralaya, headquarters of the government here, on Friday to protest 'forced' retirement, police said.

It is the latest in a series of similar incidents at this year.

Dilip Sonawane, who retired as peon, allegedly tried to drink phenyl (used for floor cleaning) outside the office of of the

He was stopped by some employees before he could drink the content of the bottle he was carrying, a said.

Police detained him and took him to a hospital for medical examination, the added.

Sonawane had been forced to opt for early retirement following a departmental inquiry against him, the said. Thursday was his last day at work.

He came to with his family members Friday, claiming that he was forced to quit only because he was due for a promotion.

He got into an argument with the of the and then tried to drink phenyl, the said.

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

In June, a man hailing from Dhule in north attempted suicide at the entrance of while seeking probe in a scheduled caste recruitment drive.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 19:50 IST