Man attempts self-immolation near parliament

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) An unemployed man tried to set himself on fire Tuesday near Parliament House here, police said. He was demanding the renaming of Mumbai’s Dadar railway station after B.R. Ambedkar.

Vijay Rustum from Maharashtra attempted self-immolation around 1 p.m. at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, a police officer said.

‘He poured kerosene over his left hand and lit his hand. He was saved by security personnel and bystanders,’ the officer added.

He was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and was discharged after being administered first aid.

Rustum told police that he attempted suicide to get attention for his demand.

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