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Karnataka BJP MLA tries to immolate self over harassment of his followers

The BJP lawmaker alleged that the police was booking his followers in illegal sand business cases

ANI  |  Hubli (Karnataka) 

Goolihatti Shekar
Goolihatti Shekar

(BJP) MLA of constituency on Sunday attempted to kill himself as a mark of protest against the alleged harassment of his supporters by the police.

Shekhar tried to set himself ablaze in front of Police Station, following which he was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. He is currently said to be out of danger.

The lawmaker alleged that the police was booking his followers in cases despite them being innocent.

More details of the incident are awaited.

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 02:02 IST
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