THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A man who was on fast in front of the Secretariat along with his family, demanding arrest of those who were allegedly behind the death of her daughter, today climbed up a tree there and threatened to commit suicide.
Fire Force personnel reached the spot and brought the person down. After health check-up in hospital, he was taken into police custody for the suicide attempt. The person was identified as Ooruttampbalam Kottamukal Vilankarathala Kizhakkumkara native Suresh Babu. He had alleged that her four-year-old daughter Rudra had died in SAT hospital on July 10, due to medical negligence.
His wife Ramya and their daughter Durga (31/2) was with Suresh Babu. Rudra had undergone treatment in SAT and Medical College hospital for about 25 days after red rashes were noticed on her body purportedly due to the use of Snuggy. When the parents pointed out medical negligence as the cause of death, body was sent for post-mortem. But, in the post-mortem report, pneumonia was found to be cause of the child’s death.