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Elderly man attempts suide at HC complex in Chandigarh, sustains burns

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

A 64-year-old man from attempted to commit suicide outside the and High building here on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital with burn injuries.

The man, identified as Surinder Kumar from Punjab's Dhuri town, had come to the complex to submit an application to the Chief Justice demanding action against another person whom he accused of cheating him.

Police said that Kumar sprinkled himself with some flammable liquid and tried to set himself on fire. As his clothes caught fire, some people and police personnel saw him and doused the fire.

He was rushed to the Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16 with burn injuries.

Police officials said that Kumar was also carrying some poisonous substance which he tried to swallow but was prevented from doing so.



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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 20:22 IST