Vadodara: Assistant station master
(commercial) posted at Nadiad railway station, who survived a
self-immolation attempt three days ago, succumbed to the burn
injuries at a local hospital on Monday, sources said.
The victim, Pinkesh Pandit, had tried to commit suicide
after setting himself on fire using inflammable liquid at the
Divisional Railway Manager`s (DRM) office located in
Pratapnagar on Friday.
According to sources, Pandit had complained of harassment
at workplace and was said to be unhappy over a transfer order.
On the day of the incident, he had come to the DRM office
to speak to the authorities on these issues. However, at the
office, he set himself on fire after pouring inflammable
liquid that he had brought along with him, sources said.
President of Western Railay Employees` Union Santosh
Pawar said that he had promised Pandit a help in taking his
issues to the concerned authorities.
DRM of Vadodara Division of Western Railway A K Srivastav
had appointed a three-member committee to find out the motive
behind Pandit`s suicide attempt. The committee is likely
submit a report today.
Victim`s body would be sent for post-mortem today,