Mumbai attack martyr`s uncle passes away

Mumbai attack martyr Major Unnikrishnan`s uncle had attempted self immolation.

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 00:23 AM IST

New Delhi: Mumbai attack martyr Major
Sandeep Unnikrishnan`s uncle, who attempted self immolation to
protest the government`s alleged apathy in treating victims of
the 26/11 strike, succumbed to injuries, police said today.

56-year-old K Mohanan, who had suffered 98 per cent
burn injuries, died at 11:55 PM last night at the Ram Manohar
Lohia Hospital here.

While undergoing treatment, he had also suffered a
heart attack.

Mohanan, a native of Kozhikode in Kerala, had poured
kerosene and set himself on fire outside Gate No 4 of
Parliament House near Vijay Chowk on Thursday.

Mohanan had told doctors that he was unhappy at the
way the victims of the Mumbai attacks were treated by the
government. "He was disturbed at the death of Sandeep. He
wanted to feel the pain Sandeep might have suffered when he
was shot at by the terrorists," the official said.

Mohanan, the younger brother of Sandeep`s father, had
told his family that he was leaving for Ernakulam but instead
left for the national capital, he said.

Sandeep`s father K Unnikrishnan had said, "We are
happy with the way the government has treated our son. We have
no grievances. Mohanan was very fond of Sandeep. We thought
that he had overcome the grief but ended up doing this".