SELF IMMOLATION

  • Gurgaon college girl's immolation attempt: ABVP seeks PM's intervention October 2, 2014

    Gurgaon: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD minister Smriti Irani seeking their intervention into the immolation attempt by a college girl here. ABVP activists at a meeting in sector 12 demanded high-level inquiry into the self-immolation attempt by Pinky Chauhan a...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens selfimmolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Two accused arrested, one absconding June 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Two people have been arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of Karnataka MNREGA whistleblower Suresh. The accused will be produced before the magistrate in Chamrajnagar in Karnataka on Thursday. One accused, however, is still absconding. Police had said that a special team has been formed to track down...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Three accused absconding, anger in the village June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: There were scenes of anguish and anger in the Kagalwadi village in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka as a family mourned the death of 24yearold Suresh, an engineer who allegedly immolated himself on Monday. Suresh was allegedly harassed by panchayat officials to produce fake bills for projects that never took...
  • 24yearold engineer fed up of rampant corruption immolates himself June 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The rampant corruption in the flagship scheme of the previous UPA government MNREGA has claimed the life of a young engineer in Karnataka. Suresh, a 24yearold civil engineer who was working with the MNREGA scheme has allegedly committed suicide by immolating himself. According to his father Mariswamy Shetty, Suresh...
  • SP workers attempt suicide after EC revokes ban on Amit Shah, cane-charged April 18, 2014

    Hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers allegedly attempting self-immolation were assaulted by police with canes in Allahabad on Friday, and three of them were arrested, police said. The Samajwadi Party workers and activists were protesting the withdrawal of a ban by the Election Commission on campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center April 17, 2014

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara.  He was...
  • Harassed by health officials, man attempts self-immolation in front of police station April 5, 2014

    Troubled over alleged harassment by health officials, a doctor has attempted self-immolation in front of Bastar district's Kanker police station. Mahesh Sharma, a doctor, poured kerosene over himself and was about to set himself ablaze, but the Civil Surgeon intervened and foiled his attempt by snatching the matchbox, according to SDM Kanker,...
  • Bhullar case: Bitta to seek permission from Sonia for self immolation March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Upset over Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, former Youth Congress chief MS Bitta on Monday said that he would seek permission from party president Sonia Gandhi and the court to commit self-immolation. The All-India-Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) chief, who was targeted...
  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested March 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by the Assam Police. Police made the arrest around Saturday midnight. Gogoi has been arrested under non-bailable sections after an FIR was filed by the father of a person who immolated himself in Guwahati. The FIR alleges...
  • Andhra bifurcation: Congress MP threatens selfimmolation if Telangana bill tabled February 11, 2014

    Campaigning against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, a Congress MP from Seemandhra on Tuesday threatened selfimmolation in Lok Sabha if the government tables the Telangana bill. "I am going to immolate myself in the Well of Lok Sabha if any attempt is made to introduce the Telangana bill," Lok Sabha MP Sabbam...
  • AAP joins protest over police inaction in selfimmolation case October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday extended its support to a protest organised by Delhi University teachers, employees and students' unions over police inaction into allegations of sexual harassment against a DU college principal by a sacked employee who later committed suicide. Hundreds of protesters, including members of women's organisations,...
  • DU exlab worker who set herself on fire alleging sexual assault dies October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A former Delhi University lab assistant who set herself on fire alleging sexual assault last week died on Monday morning. She was admitted to the LNJP hospital with 90 per cent burn injuries. The lady had tried to immolate herself outside Delhi secretariat on September 30. She alleged...
  • Monk attempts self immolation to protest Mahabodhi Temple blasts August 15, 2013

    A Buddhist monk today allegedly tried to immolate himself to protest the recent blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said. Bodhi Priya Vinay (49), from Ghughus (Chandrapur district), along with a number of other Buddhists had gathered since morning near Dr BabasahebAmbedkar statue at RBI square on the busy NagpurJabalpur road to...
  • Class IX student commits suicide over a fight with sister August 8, 2013

    A class IX student immolated herself allegedly after a fight with her younger sister over not wanting to go to school, police said in Kanpur on Thursday. The two sisters, residents of Kalyanpur area here, used to go to school together everyday but on Wednesday, Vineeta (14) did not feel...
  • Darjeeling bandh: GJM supporter makes immolation bid July 30, 2013

    Kalimpong: A GJM supporter tried to immolate himself at Dambarchowk in the heart of Kalimpong town demanding a separate Gorkhaland on Tuesday on the second day of the 72hour bandh in the Darjeeling hills by the party. Police said Mangal Singh Rajput(45), a resident of Kalimpong, poured petrol on himself...
  • Three priests commit selfimmolation in Karnataka April 8, 2013

    Bidar (Karna): Upset over the mysterious death of their seer, three priests allegedly committed suicide by selfimmolation inside a mutt complex in northern Karnataka on Monday, police said. The priests of Chouli Mutt Jagannath Swami (21), Sharanayya Swami (18) and V Reddy Swami (50) allegedly set fire to...
  • China makes arrests as selfimmolation by Tibetans continue January 18, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan selfimmolation protests against Chinese rule by clamping down even harder criminalizing the suicides, arresting protesters' friends and even confiscating thousands of satellite TV dishes. The harsh measures provide an early indication that the country's new leadership is not...
  • 'Tibetans inciting selfimmolation to be charged with homicide' December 10, 2012

    Beijing: As the selfimmolations in Tibet continued unabated, China has brought a new law under which anyone caught helping someone selfimmolate would be held liable for "intentional homicide", a regulation officials hope will bring down such cases. According to a regulation recently drafted by the Ministry of Public Security and the...
  • Child threatened over homework dies after suicide attempt December 2, 2012

    Bijapur: A tenyearold boy who immolated himself in Bijapur succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The fourth standard student was reportedly depressed because his teacher had threatened to punish him if he did not do his homework. The child was admitted to hospital with severe burns last week after his suicide...
  • Odisha: Two immolate to keep policemen out of house November 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Two men set themselves afire in Odisha in a bid to prevent policemen from entering their house as they investigated a crime, a family member said on Monday. Sheikh Sadique, 25 and his elder brother Sabir, 35 were upset that a police team was in their house in the...
  • Odisha: Exminister threatens self immolation November 1, 2012

    Balasore: A former Odisha minister was taken into preventive custody on Thursday for threatening self immolation on the demand for establishment of a government medical college, police sources said. According to sources, the former minister, Bhupal Chandra Mahapatra, had threatened self immolation before the Balasore district collector's office. Mahapatra was a minister...
  • China blames Dalai Lama for selfimmolations in Tibet October 25, 2012

    Beijing: China on Wednesday blamed the Dalai Lama for the spate of selfimmolations taking place in Tibet against Chinese rule, saying they were "instigated" by the exiled spiritual leader's clique. "To our knowledge most of the selfimmolation cases are closely instigated by Dalai group", Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei...
  • Tibetan activist who set himself on fire dies March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A young Tibetan activist, who set himself ablaze during a protest against Chinese president Hu Jintao's India visit, died at a hospital in the national capital on Wednesday morning. Jamyang Yeshi (26) breathed his last in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital at 7:30 am, Dr LK Makhija, who...
  • Dalai Lama followers plan self immolation: China March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: China has blamed the self immolation attempt by a Tibetan protestor on Delhi on people close to the Dalai Lama. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said, "All of their deeds show that a group of Dalai followers are responsible for planning the self immolation. Maiming and destroying...
  • Telangana: Partial bandh underway in region March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A partial bandh called by the TRS over the demand for separate statehood is currently underway in the Telangana region. Educational institutes have been exempt due to the ongoing Board examinations. Public transport including buses and autos are also plying on the routes. Although schools and colleges are functioning, an exam...
  • Tibetan sets himself on fire at antiChina protest March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A Tibetan protestor lit himself on fire at a demonstration on Monday in the national capital ahead of a visit by China's President Hu Jinta. The protestor was engulfed in flames as he ran near the speakers at the rally near the Indian Parliament. Fellow activists beat out...
  • Dalai Lama has 'Nazi' policies: Chinese website March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A Chinese website has accused Dalai Lama of policies that are Nazilike. It also accused Lama of deaths of 30 Tibetans who set themselves on fire protesting against the Chinese government. The commentary on China Tibet Online, also carried on Saturday by the official Xinhua News Agency, is one...
  • Family grieves death of Anna supporter August 26, 2011

    Paliganj (Bihar): Anna Hazare's movement so far has been by and large peaceful with the 74yearold anticorruption crusader has been appealing to his supporters to abstain from violence. But one of his supporters has immolated himself in Delhi to support the agitation. "My son has five children. He was the bread...
  • Telangana protestor succumbs to 80 pc burns February 21, 2010

    Hyderabad: A 19yearold student, who set himself on fire on Saturday during protests over the Telangana issue, succumbed to his burns at a hospital early Sunday. A police officer said Siripur Yadaiah, who sustained 80 percent burns, died at Apollo DRDO Hospital. Yadaiah, a class 12 student of New Nobel Junior...