New Delhi, Mar 9: A middle-aged man on Wednesday threatened to immolate himself near Parliament House, sending security officials into a tizzy.
The man, identified as Hari Singh, a resident of Sirsa district of Haryana, told police that he decided to take the extreme step in order to seek justice for his sister and niece who, he claimed, were murdered by criminals in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, a senior official said.
He was whisked away immediately and later detained for questioning at Parliament Street police station, the official said, adding that no inflammable material or object was recovered from his possession.
Singh stood at the parking site for media at Vijay Chowk and while being whisked away after the incident reported around 12.30 PM, he told some reporters that his brother-in-law would also jump off from a water tank in Sirsa around the same time.
However, this claim is yet to be verified by Delhi Police which is in touch with its counterparts in Haryana, the official said. The police are likely to take Singh for a medical examination and question his relatives, the official added.