Rourkela: A man who had climbed a tree and threatened to commit suicide by hanging from a rope around his next was rescued by firefighters at Gajapati Market Square in Rourkela on Thursday.
The man was identified as Ramesh Chandra Rout a green coconut vendor in the area. He had climbed the tree in an inebriated state and threatened to commit suicide owing to poor financial conditions.
Even the locals were not able to persuade him to get down from the tree.
In the meantime, two fire brigades, one from the Rourkela Steel Plant and another of Odisha Fire Service, arrived at the scene and rescued Ramesh after much effort.
He was later admitted to the Ispat General Hospital. As per locals, Ramesh had done the same act two years ago.