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Man tries to immolate self outside secretariat, detained

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 27-year-old man allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting himself afire outside the here on Monday, police said.

Vinayak Vedpathak, hailing from district, was upset as his complaint in a loan-related matter was not registered by the local police, he said.

The man came to the in the morning and poured kerosene on himself. He was nabbed by the police before he could set himself ablaze, the said.

He was detained and later taken to the office of the Home department's for redressal of his complaint, he said.

Vedpathak borrowed a sum from a private money lender, who was now demanding repayment and was allegedly harassing him over it, the said.

He alleged that he approached a police station in Osmanabad, but his complaint was not registered, he said.

As he was upset over it, he came to the to put forth his grievance, he added.

According to a senior police official, Vedpathak should have first approached the district with his complaint and not the police.

The would then submit a report to the local police, based on which the police could decide whether an offence was required to be registered against the money lender, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 15:20 IST