In a distressing event on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, a young man self immolated himself and the vicinity outside Wagholi Police Station in Pune. Identified as 28-year-old Rohidas Ashok Jadhav, a resident of Siddhi Apartment on Domkhel Road, Wagholi, Jadhav inflicted severe burns on himself around 11:00 am.
Jadhav, now grappling with 90% body burns, was initially treated at a local Wagholi hospital but was swiftly transferred to a facility in Pune due to the extent of his injuries.
Senior Police Inspector Vishwakeet Kaingude from Lonikand Police Station elucidated the motive behind Jadhav’s extreme action. According to Kaingude, a non-cognizable parking dispute between two Wagholi residents catalyzed the incident. Despite the issue being non-arrestable without a court order, both parties had been counseled by the authorities.
Kaingude explained, “Jadhav was exerting pressure on us to arrest the other person. However, in a non-cognizable matter, we are legally restricted from making arrests.” He further detailed that Jadhav’s frustration culminated in his self-immolation outside Wagholi Police Station, leading to his immediate hospitalization.
This tragic episode underscores the criticality of effective conflict resolution mechanisms and the pivotal role of law enforcement in upholding justice. It serves as a stark reminder of the consequences that can ensue from unresolved disputes and the imperative of seeking peaceful resolutions.