Forest department worker immolates self in Maharashtra

A frustrated daily wage-earner with the forest department allegedly immolated himself because he was not being confirmed in the service, police said here.

Last Updated: May 14, 2011, 20:59 PM IST

Hingoli: A frustrated daily wage-earner with
the forest department allegedly immolated himself because he
was not being confirmed in the service, police said here.

The incident took place near Doodhala village in Aundha-
Nagnath tehsil of Hingoli district.

Venkati Sopanrao Agashe(47), the deceased, had been
working with forest department on daily wage basis for the
last 15 years.
He had written a letter to the department, warning that
he would immolate himself if he was not confirmed in service
by May 4.
Department then reported this to police. But police could
not trace him, until Venkati set himself afire atop a nearby
hill this morning. Though local people rushed to the spot, he
could not be saved.

PTI