Tuesday, July 19, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Police foil Dalit family''s suicide attempt



Police foil Dalit family''s suicide attempt
PTI | 07:07 PM,Jul 18,2011

Rajkot, Jul 18 (PTI) Police today foiled a Dalit family's mass suicide
attempt near a civil hospital here. Manu Solanki alongwith his wife
Ganga and three daughters Deepti, Shilpa and Mittal today attempted to
immolate themselves in public near Ambedkar's statue at the busy civil
hospital chowk, but were prevented by the cops present on the spot,
police said. Solanki was locked in a land dispute with another
community and was getting constant threats of murder and kidnapping of
his family members by the rival group, police said. He had also
approached Police Commissioner Geetha Johri nearly a week back and
threatened to commit suicide alongwith his family members if police
did not take action. However, when no action was taken in this matter,
Solanki said he had no option but to this step alongwith other family
members. Police today assured that necessary action, police added.PTI

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