A couple of unemployed youths, wards of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited employees who died on duty, climbed a water tank at Ram Bagh demanding jobs on compassionate grounds.
Armed with petrol cans, they threatened to immolate themselves if not given a job in the PSPCL. The protest lasted almost five hours, starting in the wee hours of Tuesday. They were persuaded to climb down by the police officials at 12 noon, assuring that the matter will be taken up with PSPCL officials.
The youths, identified as Rajesh and Sumit, alleged that since their kin had died on duty, they deserved jobs on compassionate ground. Last year too, unemployed youths had staged a similar protest by climbing a water tank at Pink Plaza. The protest had lasted for several days.