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‘Suicide’ protestors now a headache

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 17, 2016, 7:17 am IST
Updated Feb 17, 2016, 7:17 am IST
Revenue officials stop being party to negotiations due to trend.
Sudheer Kumar, a coconut climber, sitting atop a coconut tree in the Assembly complex demanding welfare funds for climbers in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. (Photo: DC)
 Sudheer Kumar, a coconut climber, sitting atop a coconut tree in the Assembly complex demanding welfare funds for climbers in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. (Photo: DC)

THIRUVANANANTHAPURAM: A new breed of protestors who threaten suicide from treetop with various demands is giving a headache to revenue, police and fire and rescue officials.

In the first incident at Vaidyuthi Bhavan around 11.30 am on Tuesday, a youth named Satheesh climbed a tree demanding the creation of new Mazdoor posts.
A large posse of fire and rescue officials rushed to the spot with the newly purchased multi-lakh-rupee air safe cushion.

 

After much persuasion, the man got down, and the Medical College police, which registered a case, did not arrest him fearing a suicide attempt. Soon after the incident, around 11.45 pm, a coconut tree climber, Sudheer, barged onto the Legislative Assembly premises demanding welfare schemes for climbers.

His demand included a `5 lakh compensation to all climbers dying while on duty. Also, demands were raised to adequately insulate open wires close to coconut trees.

A case was registered against him also for trespassing the high-security zone. Earlier this year, a KSRTC official had threatened suicide. District collector Biju Prabhakar said revenue officials had stopped being party to negotiations with protestors as it had become a trend. It started last year with a section of youth who wanted to be recruitment to India Reserve Battalion.

 

“Sure, this is a sad trend, but the fire force will continue to prevent any casualty even if such people continue protests in this fashion,” said fire and rescue chief DGP Loknath Behera.

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Location: India, Kerala




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