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Dramatic scenes in Kerala capital as investors duped by realtor threaten suicide

High drama was witnessed at Muttada here on Monday after four persons, including two women, threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an eight-storeyed building.

Published: 16th May 2017 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2017 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: High drama was witnessed at Muttada here on Monday after four persons, including two women, threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an eight-storeyed building.

The persons, who claimed to be members of an action council, had dared the police and others around 11.30 am at the head office of Samson and Sons builders and Developers Ltd. As the crowd which gathered in front of the building swelled, the Peroorkada Police had a tough time reining in the crowd, besides trying to restrain the action council members. However, following the intervention of Sub-Collector Divya S Iyer the four persons could finally be pacified around 1.30 pm.

According to the action council members, they did not get any justice even after the culprits had been arrested. Over 100 people in the city had invested money in the real estate company run by Jacob  Samson and his two sons. They had allegedly collected several crore from the investors. As the company failed to deliver the flats on time, the investors grew suspicious. Later, the Crime Branch had registered a case and arrested the company’s promoters.

“The culprits are on bail. But they did not return the money. The police are hand in glove with them and we are at the receiving end,” said the action council members. It was only after the police revealed the probe was still on the  action council members called off the protest.



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