Hyderabad: Two women climb cell phone tower demanding its removal

, 10:17 AM IST

Hyderabad: Two women on Thursday climbed a cell phone tower of a private telecom operator and stayed on it for over eight hours demanding its removal even as some other women protesters damaged the tower’s equipment at Tukaramgate area in Hyderabad, police said.

It was only after intervention by Telangana Excise Minister T Padma Rao, who pacified the protesters, the two women got down from the tower. “The women had been demanding removal of the cell phone tower set up on a building from their locality. However, the tower had already been established after taking necessary permission from authorities concerned,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone) N Prakash Reddy told PTI tonight.

The women were told to move court if they sought removal of the tower, but they were not listening and two of them climbed atop the tower even as police put up nets around the building after they threatened to jump off, he said.

Some other agitating women were seen breaking the equipment on the tower while others were seen cutting the wires.