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Man sets himself ablaze in auto after tiff with girlfriend

Man sets himself ablaze in auto after tiff with girlfriend

New Delhi: A 25-year-old man allegedly set himself ablaze in an auto rickshaw apparently after being upset over a tiff with his girlfriend, injuring two of his co-passengers in northeast Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area on Sunday night. The man was identified as Shivam, a resident of Loni, Ghaziabad. His co-passengers, his cousin Arjun (24) and one Bhagwan Singh (60), also sustained burns. Shivam has received 80 percent burn injuries and battling for his life in hospital. Anuj and Bhajwan Singh have received 40 per cent and 20 per cent burn injuries respectively.

"The man carried the petrol in a water bottle and carried a lighter wth him. He poured the petrol on himself and set himself ablaze before anyone in the auto could react," said a Police officer.

The incident took place on Sunday night at around 9 pm at flyover near Loni intersection in Gokulpuri. Officials of Jyoti Nagar police station rushed to Loni Gol Chakkar after receiving information about a person burning, a senior police officer said.

On reaching the spot, they found three persons had sustained burns. All of them were rushed to Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital for treatment, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Atul Thakur said. The auto driver had a narrow escape as he left the auto and fled from the spot, the

officer said.

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