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'Mentally unstable' man tries to enter Kerala house with knife, flag


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 4: A 46-year-old-man from Kerala allegedly entered the Kerala House here today with a knife and a national flag when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was inside the building, police said.

Pinarayi Vijayan

The man, identified as Vimal Raj, is a resident of Karipuzha in Kerala. He is "mentally unstable" and was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital's neurological department, they said.

Raj wanted to meet the Chief Minister Vijayan, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Delhi) Madhur Verma said when alert security guards at the Kerala House noticed Raj entering with a knife and a national flag, they stopped him. The guards initially heard his plea but when he kept on threatening to commit suicide, they caught him and handed him over to the police, the officer said.

During interrogation, Raj told police that he required some money and wanted to meet the Kerala chief minister. He is "mentally unstable", Verma said.


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