Saturday, August 4, 2007

A youth tried to immolate himself , Protesting against Collectorate

Protesting against the delay in the removal of garbage and damage to his property after monsoon, a youth in Jamnagar today tried to immolate himself at the collectorate here.

''The youth named Kripalsinh Jhala (30) went to the collectorate and doused himself with petrol. However, his attempt to set himself ablaze was foiled and he was arrested,'' a senior police official told UNI.

Jhala was angry over the delay in the garbage removal work and restoration to his damaged house that was not initiated in his area after heavy rainfall on the July 2.

He said that he had decided to take the drastric step of self-immolation as there was no response to his repeated pleas to the collectorate.


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