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Delhi: Upset over police inaction, 37-year-old man sets himself on fire outside police station

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 July 2019, 8:38 IST

Upset over police inaction, a 37-year-old man allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday by setting himself on fire inside the premises of Delhi's Nihal Vihar Police Station, officials said.

Rahul, a resident of Nangloi, alleged that in December he had filed a complaint against a person after he had a fight with him over Rs. 60,000. The complaint was being handled by one of the Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASI) of Nihal Vihar Police Station, a senior police officer said.

Upset over inaction in the matter, Mr Rahul went to the police station around 2:30 pm with a bottle of petrol and set himself on fire in front of police personnel and others.

They managed to save him after covering him with a blanket.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is being treated. He sustained burn injuries on his chest and face, the officer said.

A case has been registered and the ASI who was handling the complaint filed by Mr Rahul has been suspended, the police said.

-PTI

First published: 4 July 2019, 8:38 IST
 
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