Angul: Man, Son Attempt Self-immolation Outside DM’s Office

Angul: A man and his son attempted to set themselves on fire outside the Collector’s office here today. However, a major mishap was averted after police intervention.

According to sources, the victim, identified as Suresh Behera of Suluda village in Talcher was displaced for MCL Bharatpur mines project. But as promised, none of his family members was given a job by the company. Despite repeated appeals, nor the MCL authorities neither the district administration reached out to Suresh.

Following this, Suresh and his son Ajay reached the collectorate at around 11 AM today and attempted self-immolation by pouring kerosene on themselves. However, police foiled their suicide bid and took control over them.

Later, the district Collector met them and held a discussion. This apart, the collector has assured to look into their matter and resolve their issue at the earliest.