Septuagenarian Attempts Self-Immolation Outside Lok Seva Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: A 75-year-old man allegedly attempted self-immolation by consuming phenyl in front of Lok Seva Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

The man, identified as Rabindra Mohan Dash of Raghunathpur in Jagatsinghpur took such a step, alleging police inaction over his complaint.

On Wednesday, soon he was spotted drinking phenyl in front of the state secretariat building, police officials rescued him and rushed him to the hospital.

In a note, Dash alleged that he was compelled to take the extreme step due to the apathy of the police in dealing with a written complaint lodged by him at Tomando police station.

The man alleged that he was running a parlour in the Kalinga Vihar area in the state capital, but some of his employees had grabbed it after which he lodged an FIR at Tomando police station.

However, no action has been taken by the police.

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