Watch: Man climbs pole after wife refuses money to drink liquor

Published on 24 Feb 2020, 10:02
A 35-year-old drunk man climbed on top of a street light and threatened to jump off at SP Road. His grouse: He wasn't getting money to drink liquor. Locals feared the man might injure himself, and tried to lure him down the pole with liquor bottles but failed. Thereafter, officials from Gopalpuram police station, fire department and GHMC were called in. The man, Mohammed Ijaz, is a resident of Begumpet and was working as a cable operator, until he lost his job a month ago. While cops tried to persuade him to climb down from the pole, a tarpaulin and a net was also set below the pole, in case he jumped or fell. After almost an hour-and-a-half, the man was rescued. No case has been registered.