Sholay stunt: Prisoner in Pak jail threatens suicide, demands meeting with girlfriend
Multan (Punjab): Ghulam Muhammad, a prisoner in the district jail here on Friday (Nov 7) carried out a Sholay stunt.
He climbed up the water tank and demanded that he be allowed to meet his girlfriend, who was imprisoned inside the women's jail.
The drama went on for nearly four hours during which policemen even brought his 'girlfriend' from the women's jail, to request him to come down.
Ghulam Muhammed was carrying a noose round his neck and said he would not come down till he was allowed to meet his girlfriend.
During negotiations with his girlfriend from atop the water tank, Ghulam blamed her saying she was being unfaithful to him, and instead asked her to commit suicide with him.
Ghulam Muhammad then demanded that the woman be brought to him to the top of the water tank.
When his demand was refused, he jumped in an attempt to end his life. By this time, rescue officials had brought a crane next to the water tank. They saved the prisoner and rushed him to a local hospital for treatment.
A case of attempted suicide will be lodged against the prisoner. Both Ghulam and his girlfriend were arrested on charge of murdering a driver in September.