Pradeep Pattanayak

A youth seemingly inspired by veteran actor and yesteryear superstar Dharmendra’s character Veeru from Hindi blockbuster Sholay climbed atop a water tank to convince his girlfriend not to part ways.  

The high drama was witnessed at Kuthurla village under Deogaon tehsil in Bolangir district on Monday. 

Pintu Harapal, a resident of Kuthurla village, was in love with a girl of Bolangir town. On Monday, they had a squabble over some reasons and the girl stopped answering to his phone calls. 

At this, a disturbed Pintu climbed atop a water tank. From there, he made a video call to his girlfriend, asking her to receive his call or else he would end his life by jumping off the water tank. 

On being informed, fire personnel reached the spot and launched an operation to bring Pintu down. By then, hundreds of villagers had gathered at the scene, watching the entire drama with their jaws dropped. As the rescuers started climbing the tower, Pintu consumed some pills he had in his pocket. The people gathered below grew more anxious. 

After bringing him down, the fire personnel with the help of some villagers immediately rushed Pintu to the Deogaon government hospital. 

  • Reported by:
  • Ghateswar Mishra