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Mentally challenged man climbs 6-7- feet crane, brought down

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 38-year-old mentally challenged man climbed a 60-70 feet tall at a in central Delhi's area last night, the police said today.

Raju, a former security guard, had arrived in from Haridwar yesterday. He used to work as a in Delhi's Yamuna Vihar area earlier, police said.

Police were informed about the incident at 10:15 pm.

Police said that after climbing the crane, did not make any specific demands but allegedly removed his shirt, burnt it and threw it down.

After the police and fire department reached there and tried to convince him to climb down, refused and threatened to jump off the 60-70 crane, said an from the Fire Service.

The said that a fire tender and a skylift were rushed to the spot to help the police team.

After several attempts, the police with the help of fire officials, managed to bring down at around 5:45 am.

Raju was taken to hospital for medical examination. He is currently in hospital for further treatment. He is a native of Pune.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 20:10 IST