Ramesh, a frustrated cab owner-cum-driver here on Monday attempted self immolation on the busy Panjagutta flyover in protest against the government’s apathy towards the strike by Ola and Uber cab services’ drivers.
Seriously hit by the 10-day agitation, Ramesh reportedly stopped his cab on the flyover, broke the windshield with an iron rod and poured petrol on himself in an attempt to set himself ablaze. The other commuters on the flyover came out of their vehicles and stopped him. On receipt of the information, the police rushed to the spot and took the driver into custody. (NSS)