Woman attemps to set herself ablaze near Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 12th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Apparently depressed due to quarrels with her husband, a 30-year-old woman allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze near the heavily-guarded Rashtrapati Bhavan here Monday evening, officials said. The woman, identified as Sangeeta, allegedly poured kerosene over her body and set herself afire around 5.30 p.m. on Dalhousie Road behind the presidential palace.

Security officials rushed towards her and put out the flames, before officials from Delhi Fire Service could reach the spot.

A Police Control Room (PCR) van rushed Sangeeta to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, but doctors there referred her to the Safdarjung Hospital.

“Sangeeta was depressed due to her estranged relations with her husband, which might have forced her to take the extreme step,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Parliament Street) Gurdeep Singh told IANS.

He said she had come from Uttar Pradesh.

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