Angul, Feb 17: A 65-year-old man attempted self-immolation outside the Collector office on Monday but the attempt was thwarted by policemen present on the spot.
According to reports, the man, identified as Sankarshan Behera of Dangiani village under Handapa police limits had lost his land during the National Highway-55 expansion work.
However, he alleged that he is yet to get the compensation money from the government.
On Wednesday morning, Behera attempted self-immolation alleging that he is not getting the promised amount. He also alleged that they had been running from pillar to post to get their promised due, but in vain.
On the other hand, the district collector has assured Behera to look into the matter.