A woman in her mid-30s, Uli Vasava, ascended the 300-foot (over 90 metres) high BSNL tower in Kevadia colony in Narmada. The woman, who according to the police is deranged, was rescued after five hours by the police and fire department.
The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a woman hailing from Dhirkhadi village in Garudeshwar taluka of Narmada district climbed the BSNL tower with help of a ladder that had been negligently left at the base of the tower. According to PSI DV Prasad of Garudeshwar police, the woman was found hanging from the tower in Kevadia colony at around 8 am. “Although BSNL assured us that there is no hazardous electric current in the tower, the electric supply to the tower was shut down to avoid any untoward incident. The fire department was called in with hydraulic crane to bring pull down the woman from the height,” Prasad said.
The police rushed the woman to the hospital where her acquaintances arrived and said that she mostly lives alone as her husband, Mancha, was away. “The woman appears disturbed but has not spoken about why she climbed the tower. We are also inquiring with the BSNL why the tower was left unmanned,” Prasad said.
The woman is undergoing counselling in Narmada.