Somashekhar, 24, climbed a tree in the heart of the Bengaluru at 7 pm on Wednesday, when most of the city is on the road, trying to get back home.

 

Raichur resident, a 24-year-old man in a banyan and pant, climbed a tree, surprising the passersby on the road.

 

Soon people gathered and started requesting him to come down as they thought he was trying to commit suicide.

 

But unfazed by the requests, the man continued to climb the tree. The public has intimated the police and fire department personnel. Within minutes the police and the fire tenders reached the spot and tried to convince him to come down.

 

Fire tenders started climbing the tree with the help of a ladder. But the adamant man only stopped climbing when he had reached the last branch of the tree.

 

When fire tenders reached to the last branch and were about to catch him, he jumped to the ground.

 

The angry public caught hold of him and started beating him when the police took him to the custody and admitted him to the hospital as he was suffering minor injuries.

 

On questioning, Somashekhar told that he had fought with his mother and other members of the family in Raichur. Following the fight, he left home and came to Bengaluru, four days ago. Depressed with the developments at home, he had climbed the tree, said South-East Division DCP Dr Boralingaiah.