Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A high-voltage drama unfolded near Sishu Bhawan Square in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning after a man scaled a hoarding tower and threatened to end his life. 

However, the drama ended after he was rescued by fire service personnel after an hour-long operation. 

The man has been identified as Tulu Patra from Balasore district. He is a driver by profession. However, the reason behind his suicide bid is yet to be ascertained.

Tulu has been detained at the Capital police station after his rescue operation. His questioning is currently underway.

As per reports, Tulu climbed the tower, which is around 30 ft height, in the morning and attempted to commit suicide. He was spotted by local people shouting some slogans against the injustice meted out to him.

Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and called up fire services personnel. Following this, a 10-member team from the fire services department rushed to the spot and rescued the man after an hour-long operation.

“The investigation is currently underway. The reason behind Tulu’s suicide bid will be ascertained after his questioning,” said Capital Police Station IIC.

As per some local residents, Tulu was complaining that his wife and children are not obeying him.