Minor chaos ensued at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in Velagapudi on Tuesday morning, after two women allegedly attempted to commit suicide, after failing to meet Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The women, identified Fathima and Shakkira, were natives of Nandyal town, whose father worked in the Department of Agriculture, and died in 1997, The Hindu reported.
According to reports, they had been running from pillar to post, for anyone in their family to be given their father's job, as they had been struggling to make ends meet.
The duo were also planning to meet Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, and request his intervention in the matter. However, when they were denied permission, they allegedly consumed poison, and tried to kill themselves.
Suicide attempts outside the Secretariat in Andhra Pradesh are not uncommon, as last month, a 24-year-old woman consumed sleeping pills at the spot, following which she was rushed to a private hospital at Mangalagiri.
The woman, identified as an MBA student had submitted a petition with the Chief Minister's office, after she said that a man cheated her after they fell in love.
â€śWhen the security personnel informed us, we rushed her to a hospital, and alerted the family members. She is recovering,â€ť Thullur Circle Inspector U Sudhakar Rao had said at the time.
In September, a man tried to commit suicide by consuming pesticide outside the residence of Naidu, in Undavalli, sending the police into a tizzy.
The man, identified as Srinivasa Reddy, hailed from Proddatur in Kadapa district, and had come along with his wife and children, to visit the chief minister and explain his ordeal.
However, as he failed to meet the CM, the distressed man tried to kill himself while the police were watching.
The alert police reacted swiftly and thwarted Srinivasaâ€™s suicide attempt. He was detained and later handed over to Tadepalli police.