Man sets self on fire, sustains 70% burns

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2014 20:22 IST

A 40-year-old man received 70% burns after he immolated himself by pouring kerosene in front of the superintendent of police's office here on Saturday.

The victim, identified as Suraj Prakash, a resident of Shyam Colony, was rushed to the Rohtak medical college for treatment. Doctors attending to him told mediapersons that the victim had suffered more than 70% burns.

The police said the victim was distressed as he was involved in a divorce case and a property dispute with his brother. Senior police officers reached the spot to take stock of the situation after the incident.

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