Man arrested for self immolation bid in Rajkot

Last Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 19:48

Rajkot: A man was arrested for attempting
self immolation in front of commissioner`s office on Saturday
accusing the police of falsely implicating him in criminal
cases, police said.

Dharmesh Chavda was arrested while attempting to
immolate himself near police commissioner Geetha Johri`s
office near race course, they said.
Chavda rushed to Commissioner`s office this afternoon and
poured kerosene over him but was arrested before he could
ignite, they said.

Police said his brother was earlier arrested on the
charges of vehicle theft and Chavda was also beaten up during
a rally taken out to mark Babasaheb Ambedkar`s birth
anniversary couple of days ago, adding that he staged the
drama to put the police officers into trouble.
Chavda has been booked under relevant sections, they
said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 19:48

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