Man attempts suicide outside Congress headquarters

April 2nd, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A 45-year-old vegetable vendor Wednesday attempted suicide outside the Congress headquarters here by setting himself on fire, the police said. Amar Singh, a resident of Trilokpuri, poured kerosene on himself and tried to set himself ablaze outside the Congress party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road. However, passersby foiled his suicide bid.

He was overpowered and handed over to the police.

Singh was apparently under depression after the license issued to him for selling vegetables was revoked in 2001, a police official said. Also, he was unable to find an alternative place to continue his business.

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