Kolar: A medical student was battling for life at a Bangalore hospital after he was set ablaze by two criminals who snatched his chain while he was on his way back home here, a senior police official said.
Devaraj Urs Medical College 9th Semester student Kamalesh is in a "critical stage" at a hospital in Bangalore, Kolar District Superintendent of Police Ram Niwas Sepat said.
According to a complaint lodged by his friend, Kamalesh was waylaid by two persons and his chain snatched by them. As he resisted and tried to free himself from them, they poured inflammable oil on him and set him afire, the SP said.
He was admitted to Devaraj Urs Medical College Hospital here before being shifted to Bangalore.
Principal of College Dr Sanikop said Kamalesh was to appear in the final examination in another two months. He said Kamalesh was not in a position to speak.
Police said they were probing the case from "different angles" and formed a separate team to arrest the culprits.