Immolation

  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens self-immolation 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...
  • Woman sets herself on fire at Delhi police headquarters gate July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 40-year-old woman, who was apparently miffed at the behaviour of her younger sister, allegedly tried to self immolate at the main gate of Delhi police headquarters near ITO here this evening. According to police, the incident took place at 4:15 pm when Sushila reached the police headquarters main...
  • 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 24-year-old 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...
  • 24-year-old 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 24-year-old civil engineer who was working with the MNREGA scheme has allegedly committed suicide by immolating himself. According to his father Mariswamy Shetty, Suresh...
  • Father of missing man attempts self-immolation over police laxity June 23, 2014

    Father of a man, who went missing six days ago, on Monday attempted self-immolation, after driven to despair allegedly over laxity of police in the case. Police had on Sunday night lodged a missing case about one Susheel Shankar Dubey (27) of Misirpur village and had taken an one accused in...
  • 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 self-immolation if Telangana bill tabled February 11, 2014

    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 Sabbam...
  • Two persons attempt immolation near CM's residence, arrested February 9, 2014

    Two persons on Saturday tried to immolate themselves near the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow and 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 Dinesh...
  • AAP joins protest over police inaction in self-immolation 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 ex-lab 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 Babasaheb Ambedkar statue at RBI square on the busy Nagpur-Jabalpur 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 31, 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 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 May 29, 2013

    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...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating self-immolation bids' May 14, 2013

    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 April 8, 2013

    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...
  • Gujarat: 5 self-immolate in Rajkot municipal office April 3, 2013

    Rajkot: Five persons, including three women, on Wednesday set themselves ablaze in Rajkot Municipal Corporation office to protest the civic body's alleged demolition drive, police said. The five, identified as Rekha, Asha, Vasumati, Bharat and Girish from Chhotu Nagar area near Raiya Dhar of the city, on Wednesday poured kerosene...
  • Police pressurising me to declare wife insane: MP teacher February 16, 2013

    Betul: The government school teacher whose wife allegedly tried to immolate herself in front of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Bainsdehi during Antyodaya Mela on February 13, on Friday alleged that police were pressurising him to give a certificate declaring his wife to be mentally sick. Sukhdev Belekar,...
  • China makes arrests as self-immolation by Tibetans continue January 18, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities are responding to an intensified wave of Tibetan self-immolation 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...
  • Kolkata: Anti-rape activist dies of burn injuries January 5, 2013

    Kolkata: Battling injuries for nearly a month, the 36-year-old social activist Mir Aminul Islam passed away in Kolkata on January 1. It took Kolkata police Aminul's suicide attempt on December 3 to finally snap into action and arrest Sehazada Bux, who is accused of raping a minor girl and for...
  • News 360: Miandad cancels his India tour, Centre plans diesel decontrol January 4, 2013

    MP Industry Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya blamed the influence of western culture for crime against women. ...
  • Rajasthan: Girl sets herself ablaze after being harassed January 4, 2013

    Alwar: A 19-year-old woman in Alwar, Rajasthan, attempted to immolate herself after being harassed by her neighbour for over four years. The woman suffered 90 per cent burn injuries and was admitted to a local hospital by her family. The family claims that the neighbour, Rajesh Jogi, had been making threatening...
  • 'Tibetans inciting self-immolation to be charged with homicide' December 10, 2012

    Beijing: As the self-immolations in Tibet continued unabated, China has brought a new law under which anyone caught helping someone self-immolate 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 ten-year-old 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...