• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Tamil Nadu: Man threatens to blow himself up bombs, changes mind after hearing baby’s cry

|

Cuddalore, Sep 23: A man threatened to blow himself up using country bombs over a matrimonial dispute but was saved by the presence of mind of a policeman who played on the former's emotions by confronting him with his toddler at a nearby town, police said on Sunday.

In a desperate measure to get reunited with his estranged wife, Manikandan put a string of country bombs like a garland around his neck and threatened his family members that he would kill himself.

Tamil Nadu: Man threatens to blow himself up bombs, changes mind after hearing baby’s cry

The young man, who also doused himself in kerosene, finally gave up his bid after gripping moments after a head constable cajoled him to pay heed to the poignant cries of his two-year-old child that crawled towards him.

Tamil Nadu Ansarullah, a conspiracy to wage war against India and declare Islamic rule

Though he was prevented from blowing himself up, the anguished man told police he had already consumed poison and was rushed to a hospital. The drama unveiled in front of the house of Manikandan, who had got separated from his wife about a year and a half ago and a divorce case was pending in a family court.

Unwilling to separate from his wife, he threatened his family members that he will end his life if he was not reunited with his spouse and tossed the "country bomb garland," around his neck, police said.

    Woman struck by illegal hoarding falls, gets crushed by tanker

    When the shell shocked family members and other residents pleaded with him to abandon his plan, the head constable who was going past that area stopped by and alerted his department.

    Local residents also feared an explosion may also prove to be hazardous for them as well and cause damage to their tenements.

    While a team of policemen arrived on the scene, the head constable brought the child of Manikandan and let it on the ground near its father and pleaded with him to see reason and avoid taking the drastic step.

    As the toddler crawled towards him, the man was touched and began sobbing and gave up the plan.

    Immediately, the police personnel removed the country bombs and rushed him to a hospital.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Enable
    x
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more