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Mentally unstable man climbs 60-foot-tall crane in Delhi, rescued after seven-and-half hours

Police said that after climbing the crane, Raju did not make any specific demands but removed his shirt, burnt it and threw it down. After police and fire department personnel tried to convince him to climb down, Raju refused and threatened to jump off the crane.

cities Updated: Jul 14, 2018 00:17 IST
Press Trust of India
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Raju, a former security guard, had arrived in Delhi from Haridwar on Thursday. He used to work as a guard in Delhi’s Yamuna Vihar area earlier, police said.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)

A 38-year-old mentally challenged man climbed a 60-foot-tall crane at a hotel construction site in central Delhi’s Paharganj area on Thursday night, police said today.

Raju, a former security guard, had arrived in Delhi from Haridwar on Thursday. He used to work as a guard in Delhi’s Yamuna Vihar area earlier, police said.

Police were informed about the incident at 10:15 pm.

Police said that after climbing the crane, Raju did not make any specific demands but allegedly removed his shirt, burnt it and threw it down.

After the police and fire department reached there and tried to convince him to climb down, Raju refused and threatened to jump off the crane, said an official from the Delhi Fire Service.

The officer said that a fire tender and a skylift crane were rushed to the spot to help the police team.

After several attempts, police, with the help of fire officials, managed to bring Raju down at around 5:45 am.

Raju was taken to hospital for medical examination. He is currently in hospital for further treatment. He is a native of Pune.

First Published: Jul 14, 2018 00:17 IST