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Cable operator's suicide bid at Star office on C G Road Friday, October 26, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: A cable operator was detained by the police on Tuesday for allegedly attempting suicide in the STAR TV control room on C G road.
According to the police, Ishwar Kishanlal Chaudhary or Lala Chaudhary, a cable operator at Bapunagar, had gone to the STAR TV control room located in the Rembrandt building in the afternoon apparently to make a payment and after a scuffle with the control room manager doused himself with kerosene and attempted suicide.
The argument reportedly erupted over increasing the number of connections for which the control room manager demanded more money. "Chaudhary apparently insisted that he wanted connections now and would payt later", said police inspector AC Jadeja.
However, Ahmedabad Cable Operators' Association president Pramod Pandya alleged that the control room manager had tried to set Chaudhary on fire. "Chaudhary wanted that he increase the number of connections for which the manager demanded Rs 75,000", said Pandya.
But the police have statements from the watchman in the building to establish that Chaudhary had poured kerosene on himself allegedly in a bid to commit suicide. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. but the FIR was registered late in the night.
Chaudhary has been arrested under section 309 of the IPC. When contacted for his version, STAR TV regional manager in charge of Gujarat Rajnish Mathur said, 'nothing has happened, there is just a misunderstanding that needs to be sorted out'.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]