Two Elementary Teacher Training teachers climbed on the top of a mobile tower in Sector 3 on Thursday morning and demanded jobs. Around two weeks ago, two other Elementary Teacher Training (ETT) teachers from Punjab were arrested by the Chandigarh police after they attempted to commit suicide from the roof of Punjab Mini Secretariat in Sector 9.
For the entire Thursday, the two teachers did not agree to come down from the mobile tower and were demanding a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Police said they received a message in the morning that two teachers from Punjab have climbed on the tower. “They were threatening to commit suicide. The duo carried a bottle of petrol with them and were threatening to set themselves on fire, if the police approached them,” said an officer.
The police tried to convince the teachers, but in vain.
Poonam Dilawari, station house officer, Sector 3 police station, said: “We were in contact with the teachers, but they kept their cellphones switched off.”
The police have deployed a fire tender, disaster management team and other employees to deal with any exigency.Those who were threatening to commit suicide said they have already cleared the ETT, but the Punjab government was not providing them with jobs.