Woman immolates self outside BMC headquarters in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:35
Mumbai: Apparently frustrated over not being able to get a job in BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a 25-year-old woman today allegedly tried to commit suicide by immolating herself outside the civic body's headquarters in south Mumbai.

The victim, Renuka Mahadik, sustained 70 per cent burns and was being treated at the J J hospital. Her condition was stated to be out of danger, police said.

Renuka was accompanied by her brother Vikas Salve when the incident occurred, police said, adding preliminary probe suggested it was a suicide attempt.

However, officials were also probing if Vikas had set the victim on fire, police said.

"According to eye witnesses, the victim engulfed in flames was running on the Mahanagar Palika road, screaming for help at around 5 pm. She fell down in front of the BMC headquarters with burn injuries. Vikas was trying to douse fire," Assistant Police Commissioner Suresh Marathe said.

She was rushed to nearby G T hospital, from where she was later taken to J J hospital with 70 per cent burn injuries, he said.

A bottle and match box was recovered from the spot, Marathe said.

Although the victim's statement has not recorded as she was unable to talk as yet, initial probe suggested she had come to meet someone in the BMC headquarters in connection with her job.


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 00:35

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