Despite strict warning against those who attempt self-immolation, there were instances in Tiruchy District Collectorate where people attempt to commit suicides even for some personal issues and the social activists urge the police to tighten the vigil at the entrance.
Meanwhile, eyebrows raised how Maikandan managed to carry a can of kerosene into the Collectorate even after a thorough checking by the police in all the entry points. The social activists charge that it was due to the lethargic attitude of the police who freely allow the petitioner along with the kerosene.
The activists pointed out that previously, the District Collector had issued a stringent warning against those who attempt self-immolation and even arrest of such petitioner assuming that it was some handiwork of miscreants who wanted to disrepute to the District Collector.
“These petitioners think that such suicide attempts would draw the attention of the officials especially the District Collector. Actually, any sort of protests and suicide attempts inside the collectorate premises is an offense and they are liable to undergo imprisonment even,” said an activist Neelakannan.
Neelakannan appealed to the District Collector to issue strong warning against these kind of petitioners.