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Youth attempts suicide after sitting on dharna at Jantar Mantar for nearly 150 days

Dinesh Kumar, Tired Of Sitting On A Dharna At Jantar Mantar For 150 Days, Tried To Kill Himself By Consuming Rat Killer.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Jan 2017, 12:04:11 AM
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New Delhi:

A 24-year-old man sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar for nearly 150 days, allegedly attempted suicide on Tuesday by consuming poison and had to be hospitalised, police said. Dinesh Kumar, from Alawpur in Palwal district of Haryana, tried to kill himself by consuming rat killer around 4.10 PM, police said.

In his suicide note, he wrote he had been sitting in protest at Jantar Mantar for the last 148 days against unfilled vacancies of SSC in 2011. He said he comes from a very poor family and has been getting false assurances but nothing concrete has happened, they added.

He was shifted to RML Hospital where his condition is said to be stable, police said."He has been sitting on dharna since August 23, 2016 under the leadership of one Altaf Hussan against not filling of unfilled vacancy by SSC of  2011. Further investigation is underway," said a senior police officer. 

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First Published : 17 Jan 2017, 11:59:00 PM