[AI] news on the Varnasi incident

rambabu adikesavalu rambabu_arb at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 7 10:04:40 EDT 2007

I am pasting a news piece that appeared on the Hindu's
front page on 6th August.
Arrested for attempt to commit suicide

Varanasi: Five physically-challenged traders, who
survived a mass suicide bid allegedly instigated last
week, were on Sunday arrested after registration
of a criminal case against them on the charge of
trying to commit suicide, police said. Mohammad
Naseem, Satish Seth, Bharat Lal, Khalilur Rahman and
Wasim were arrested on being discharged from a

Thirteen physically-challenged traders had consumed a
poisonous substance here on July 31 in a mass suicide
bid to protest demolition of their roadside
shops in an anti-encroachment drive by the municipal
authorities recently, of whom five persons died during
treatment. — PTI


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