Self-immolation bid near Sonia Gandhi’s house

July 14th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A 32-year-old man Monday evening attempted self-immolation near 10 Janpath, the official residence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Vinod, a resident of Shahdara, was, however, stopped by the security personnel and sent for medical examination. He did not sustain serious injuries, police sources said.

According to the police, Vinod was depressed that the civic agency had removed his roadside shop from Chandni Chowk area a few days ago. While the shops of other people were retained, the authorities did not allow him to set up shop again.

The police are interrogating him and have detained him at the Tughlak Road police station.

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