Dramatic scenes were witnessed at the Praja Durbar, the weekly grievance cell programme, as a man allegedly attempted suicide by consuming pesticide during the event at the Collectorate here on Monday.

The police officials immediately shifted the man, identified as Prakash (27), a mason residing at Budhwarpet, to the local general hospital.

According to sources, Prakash had reportedly eloped with a girl from his locality and they got married on June 20 and returned to their respective homes a few days later.

Case of elopement

During this period, the girl’s parents had filed a missing person case, which in turn prompted the couple to approach the police seeking protection.

Meanwhile, the girl’s parents reportedly conveyed their wish to both police and Prakash, that they wanted to stay with their daughter and that they would send her back after a week. With no information from the girl, even after the agreed upon time, Prakash reportedly became depressed, lodged a complaint at the grievance cell and consumed pesticide.His condition is said to be stable. (For those in need of counselling contact 040-66202000/27848584)

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