Man and woman set themselves on fire outside Supreme Court. cause remains unknown

New Delhi: A man and a woman allegedly attempted to commit suicide by setting themselves ablaze in front of the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi on Monday. The shocking incident happened around 12.20 pm today.

Prima facie, the man and woman poured kerosene on themselves before setting themselves on fire. He was stopped at the gate by security guards after he failed to produce sufficient ID to enter the premises.

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The reasons behind his extreme step are not immediately known. Police said they are yet to find out why the two allegedly tried to kill themselves.

Both were taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for treatment, while the police team secured the spot soon after the incident.

As quoted by news agency PTI, Deepak Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) said, “A police team deployed at the spot rushed with blankets to rescue the man and the woman. The team managed to douse the fire and immediately caught him. The victims have been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for treatment.”

According to the reports, the inquiry is going on. Police probing the case have found kerosene at the spot, which was allegedly used to set the fire. Further details are awaited.


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