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Man attempts self immolation near Parliament

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 15:30

New Delhi: A man hailing from Maharashtra
on Tuesday attempted to immolate himself near Parliament House
demanding the renaming of Dadar railway station in Mumbai
after BR Ambedkar.

Vijay Rustum, an unemployed youth from Maharashtra, had
soaked his left hand in kerosene and set his hand on fire at
Vijay Chowk, barely 100 metres from Parliament House at around
1:15 pm, a senior police official said.

However, bystanders and police personnel immediately
doused the fire. He was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
where he was discharged after first-aid.

Singh told police that he attempted to immolate himself
to bring to notice his demand for renaming the Dadar railway
station after Ambedkar, the official said.

Dadar station, one of the busiest railway stations in the
country, is located in central Mumbai and is a key junction
for the railway network. It is a transit point for thousands
of passengers using the Mumbai Suburban Railway.


First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 15:30
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