UP man attempts self immolation as wedding called off – ETV Bharat

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Police said the youth became angry after his fiancé called off their wedding. He set himself on fire and tried to enter the women’s police station located across the road. He has been admitted to the hospital with 60 percent burns, police said.

Shamli: A 27-year-old man attempted suicide by setting himself on fire after his fiancé cancelled their wedding in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The youth suffered serious burn injuries and was taken to the district hospital.

The incident took place infront of the women’s police station in Shamli last evening. According to the police the youth, identified as Vinay, a resident of Usmanpur village, was in a relationship with a woman, who works in a textile showroom in Shamli located in front of the women’s police station.

The woman asked Vinay to meet her in front of her showroom last evening. When Vinay arrived, the woman told him that she could not marry him as she was in debt. This angered Vinay and he attempted suicide by setting himself on fire.

Police personnel rushed out of the police station and finally managed to douse the flames after a lot of effort. Then, the man was rushed to Shamli District Hospital for treatment. Doctors referred him to a specialty hospital seeing his critical condition.

After his wedding was called off, Vinay got into an argument with the woman. In a fit of rage, Vinay set himself on fire and then tried to barge inside the women’s police station. The personnel posted at the police station gate doused the fire and soon a huge crowd gathered at the spot. Police admitted him to the district hospital and doctors stated that he suffered more than 60 percent burns.

SP Abhishek said they have received information that a youth attempted suicide in front of the women’s police station. “He is in a critical condition and has been referred to a hospital with advanced facilities. Preliminary investigation has revealed that he tried to commit suicide after his wedding was called off. Investigations are underway and necessary legal action will be taken,” the SP said.

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