It was a high-voltage five-hour drama enacted by a jilted lover on top a tower on a six-storey Mini Secretariat building on Friday morning.
The entire district administration including Faridabad Deputy Commissioner Praveen Kumar and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shashank Anand were on their toes for more than three hours till they succeeded to get the man to come down. He had threatened to commit suicide if he didn’t get his ‘wife’ back.
Rakesh Verma (25) of Narwana in District Jind (Haryana) climbed on top of the tower of the Mini Secretariat building in Sector 12 around 7 this morning. Around 9 o’clock, when the offices opened, some people noticed the man on the tower.
DC Praveen Kumar was informed. He rushed to the spot along with some senior police officers including DCP (Central) Shashank Anand.
The man started dropping copies of his complaint, which stated that this January he married a girl from Ballabgarh but her parents later forcibly separated them. He also threw some of their pictures.
Later the administration managed to establish contact with the girl’s family, who were called to the spot. The girl was then asked to request the man to come down.
She spoke through the loudspeaker and after much persuasion the man finally came down around noon.
But after he was ‘rescued’, the girl made it very clear to the district authorities that she did not wish to live with the man.
The man claimed that he married the girl in a temple this January and that they lived in Panipat after that.
“The girls father came with police and put me in jail and took the girl away,” he alleged.
DCP Central Shashank Anand said the man’s allegations against some policemen and the girl’s family would be probed.