Immolation

  • SP workers attempt suicide after EC revokes ban on Amit Shah, cane-charged 18-04-2014 03:42 PM

    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...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center 17-04-2014 02:48 PM

    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...
  • Bhullar case: Bitta to seek permission from Sonia for self immolation 31-03-2014 03:32 PM

    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 02-03-2014 10:26 AM

    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...
  • Andhra bifurcation: Congress MP threatens self-immolation if Telangana bill tabled 11-02-2014 03:33 PM

    Campaigning against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, a Congress MP from Seemandhra on Tuesday threatened self-immolation 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...
  • Two persons attempt immolation near CM's residence, arrested 09-02-2014 12:05 PM

    Two persons on Saturday tried to immolate themselves near the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknowand were detained. Chanting slogans, nearly 30-40 people, demanding arrest of some persons in connection with a murder in Ambedkarnagar, assembled at Rajiv Chowk near the Chief Minister's residence, Circle Officer...
  • AAP joins protest over police inaction in self-immolation case 10-10-2013 11:08 PM

    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...
  • DU ex-lab worker who set herself on fire alleging sexual assault dies 07-10-2013 12:31 PM

    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 15-08-2013 08:17 PM

    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 Nagpur-Jabalpur road...
  • Class IX student commits suicide over a fight with sister 08-08-2013 03:53 PM

    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 30-07-2013 03:39 PM

    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 72-hour bandh in the Darjeeling hills by the party. Police said Mangal Singh Rajput(45), a resident of Kalimpong, poured petrol on himself...
  • AP: Housewife commits suicide by immolating herself 29-05-2013 02:15 AM

    Hyderabad: A thirty-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide along with her eight-month-old baby girl by setting herself on fire at their residence in Manikeshwari Nagar due to a "family dispute", the police said. Sowmya, who was "dejected" after petty quarrels with her husband Ramesh over some family dispute resorted to the...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating self-immolation bids' 14-05-2013 01:31 PM

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing self-immolations at the instigation of Dalai Lama, a top Tibetan official has alleged. "Since March 2012, there have been some cases of self immolation of monks at the instigation of the Dalai Lama," Tonga, Director general of Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of...
  • Three priests commit self-immolation in Karnataka 08-04-2013 11:13 AM

    Bidar (Karna): Upset over the mysterious death of their seer, three priests allegedly committed suicide by self-immolation 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...
  • Acts of self-immolation are in principle non-violent: Dalai 18-11-2012 11:29 PM

    Dharamsala: Tibetans committing self-immolations were in principle practising non-violence as they had the courage to sacrifice their own life for a cause they believe, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Sunday. "I consider these Tibetans burning - certainly these people have courage and determination to sacrifice their own life,...
  • Odisha: Ex-minister threatens self immolation 01-11-2012 05:22 PM

    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...
  • China blames Dalai Lama for self-immolations in Tibet 25-10-2012 02:57 AM

    Beijing: China on Wednesday blamed the Dalai Lama for the spate of self-immolations taking place in Tibet against Chinese rule, saying they were "instigated" by the exiled spiritual leader's clique. "To our knowledge most of the self-immolation cases are closely instigated by Dalai group", Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei...
  • Hyderabad: Obese techie ends life on failed cure 05-01-2012 09:14 AM

    HYDERABAD: A software engineer ended his life reportedly depressed over failure to reduce his weight even after medical treatment at Miyapur. The depression resulted in the engineer suffering from severe headache since the past few days, police said. The software engineer immolated himself while his wife had gone to her...
  • Family grieves death of Anna supporter 26-08-2011 10:05 AM

    Paliganj (Bihar): Anna Hazare's movement so far has been by and large peaceful with the 74-year-old anti-corruption 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...