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33-yr-old immolates self; 70-yr-old commits suicide

Two persons, including a 70-year-old man, committed suicide due to depression stemming from marital discord and financial instability, respectively, in the city on Tuesday, police said. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 26, 2011 01:25 IST

Two persons, including a 70-year-old man, committed suicide due to depression stemming from marital discord and financial instability, respectively, in the city on Tuesday, police said.

In the first incident, a 33-year-old fashion designer set himself ablaze outside the Delhi Police headquarters.

"The victim, identified as Dharmendra Saini, poured some inflammable liquid on his bike and set it ablaze before doing the same to himself around 10 am outside the Delhi Police headquarters," said a senior police officer.

Police said Saini was rushed to the Lok Nayak Hospital with 80% burns where his condition is said to be critical.

"He alleged that his family members and the local police in Jaitpur, south Delhi had forced and convinced his wife to divorce him in 2008. He was screaming that his wife had left him because of the police before he lit himself," the officer said.

In another incident, depressed over not being able to pay back a bank loan, a 70-year-old man allegedly jumped to death in west Patel Nagar.

The police said it had emerged that Anand was due to repay some bank loans. "We are investigating if harassment by recovery agents was the reason behind Anand's extreme step," said a senior police officer.