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The Parliament on Wednesday witnessed a major security breach after two men carrying canisters jumped from the visitor’s gallery and tried to run into the Lok Sabha chamber. Two of their friends, including a woman were also arrested while they were spraying gas and chanting slogans outside the Parliament House.

The woman has been identified as Neelam Devi, a native of Haryana. Originally a native of Jind, Neelam is currently living in a PG near Square market to prepare for the Haryana Civil Services. If reports are to be believed, she was also involved in the Farmers’ Protest. Her connection to any political party is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, her family members have stated that Neelam was despondent as she was unemployed despite completing the research programme M.Phil and had also cleared the central examinations mandatory to get a teaching job.

“She is highly Qualified but wasn’t getting a job. She was so stressed because of this that she often used to say that she should die for being unable to earn two meals despite studying so much,” her mother Saraswati was quoted as saying.

“She has completed her BA, MA, M.Phil and has cleared NET, but was still unemployed. She was preparing for the Secondary Teachers’ Eligibility Test,” her brother stated.

Meanwhile, Delhi police have arrested five people in this connection while the sixth one is still on the run. The 5th accused has been identified as Vishal Sharma who had given shelter to the four who hatched the plan. 

The four other accused have been identified as Sagar Sharma, Manoranjan D, Amol Shinde, and Neelam Devi.

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