Gory ‘Sholay’ Redux: Mentally disturbed man jumps off an overhead water tank, dies while undergoing treatment

A mentally disturbed man from Badi Udei village, Gangapur, Rajasthan jumped off an overhead tank. He died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

According to reports, the man is a sculptor by profession and was in the city to visit his sister.

He climbed up a water tank causing many locals to gather around urging him to come down and not risk his life.

However, the man eventually jumped off, and some locals captured the entire situation on camera.

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According to a report by Patrika, Ramcharan Jangid, 50, climbed the water tank, demanding to bring Chambal water to the village. Despite the crowd trying to convince him to get off the tank, he said "Jai Shree Ram" and jumped. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

As horrifying and tragic the incident appears to be, it certainly reminds of a scene from the film ‘Sholay’, when a drunk Veeru (Dharmendra) tries to commit suicide by jumping off a tank, after Basanti’s (Hema Malini) aunt denies his proposal to marry her niece.

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