Mumbai: A 39-year-old woman from Osmanabad attempted to commit suicide outside Mantralaya by setting herself ablaze on Wednesday since she was being harassed by money lenders. Alka Karande, 39, tried to empty a bottle of kerosene on herself in an attempt to commit suicide at 11.30 am. Security personnel at Mantralaya overpowered her and informed Marine Drive Police.
According to Vilas Gangwane, senior police inspector, Marine Drive Police, “The woman was detained on Wednesday afternoon. The reason behind the attempt to suicide was harassment by money lenders at Osmanabad. She had approached the local police there. However, no cognisance was taken by them. We counselled and let her off.”