Udupi, Nov 9, 2015: A youth of north India origin all of a sudden climbed the minaret of the Ghousia Mosque at Kombugudde in Mallar on November 8, Monday creating tense moments for people around.
It was learnt that the youth identified as Alam (21) was mentally unstable. He had even removed his clothes before climbing the minaret and was unrelenting despite pleas of the police and fire service personnel to come down.
Finally the locals held open a blanket and the youth jumped from atop the minaret and directly landed on the blanket.
He was later taken to Vishwasada Mane, a rehabilitation home for the mentally ill at Shankerpura by social worker Soori Shetty and others.