8th class student self-immolates in school, condition critical

An eight standard student on Wednesday attempted suicide by immolating himself in the premises of the Holy Child school in Faridabad's sector 29.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

New Delhi: An eight standard student on Wednesday attempted suicide by immolating himself in the premises of the Holy Child school in Faridabad's sector 29.

The child, reportedly, took a bottle of kerosene inside the washroom of the school and set himself on fire in a bid to kill himself.  

The reason for the boy's daring step is said to be the misbehaviour and ill-treatment by his school teacher.

The student suffered 45 percent burn injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is said to in critical condition.

Police officials said that school authorities were being asked about the student and the probable reasons why he tried to burn himself.