It is reported that the man used to work at a hotel in Gwalior but due to the lockdown he lost his work and was apparently disturbed after losing work. He was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.
The entire incident was caught on CCTV camera. According to police, the man attempted suicide due to lack of work amid the coronavirus lockdown.
In the video, the man could be seen setting himself ablaze. After some time, someone throws water on the man in an attempt to douse the fire.
“The matter is reported from Janakganj. The man is identified as Santosh and he used to work at a hotel. He told us that he was disturbed as he had no work due to coronavirus lockdown. We are further probing the matter. As of now, he has been admitted to the hospital and we will try to provide the best treatment to him,” said Additional SP.
The Janakganj police station in charge Preeti Bhargava said that on Sunday night, a young man was strolling on the Jivajiganj road and he tried to set himself on fire by pouring kerosene.
With as many as 157 new coronavirus positive cases identified in the past 24 hours, the Covid tally of Madhya Pradesh rose to 3,614 on Sunday, as per the state health department’s bulletin released on Sunday evening.
As many as 39 districts in the state out of the total 52 have registered one or more positive cases. Of the 157 new cases, 78 were reported from Indore alone, which now accounts for 1,858 Covid-19 cases and 89 casualties.