Ghulam Muhammad, a resident of Barkhan, Balochistan, climbed up the water tank and started demanding to arrange his meeting with his girlfriend who is imprisoned at women's jail.
Jail sources said the two had been imprisoned in a murder case of a driver, Sahibuddin. They said Ghulam Muhammad was disheartened over the statement of his girlfriend against him.
A case against the two was lodged with the Shah Shams police station and they were sent to jail.
The husband of the woman is also imprisoned in the Central Jail for his alleged involvement in kidnapping for ransom.
He remained on the tank for over four hours. In the meantime, negotiations were held between him and the jail administr-ation and finally the administration agreed to bring his girlfriend to the district jail.
When they brought the woman and asked him to come down, he instead demanded that the woman be brought up at the tank. Over the refusal of the administration, he jumped and tried to hang himself but officials brought him down in semi-unconscious condition.