BHOPAL: A man committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at his residence in B-Sector under Piplani police station area.
Police said that the deceased Dayaram Hebde set himself ablaze in the evening after returning home. He was rushed to a nearby hospital by neighbours who heard his screams.
The neighbours rushed to his rescue and using a blanket the fire was quenched. He died during treatment at Hamidia hospital. Hebde had sustained 90 percent burns.
In the initial investigation the police found that he was labourer and was heavily addicted to liquor but reason behind the suicide remained unknown.
Police said that other possibilities of accidental death or setting Hebde ablaze by some miscreant would be investigated.
Meanwhile a 62-year-old man was found dead near railway tracks in Kasturba Nagar under Govindpura police station area. According to police sources, a man was found dead by the locals and police were informed. The deceased was identified as Kamla Prasad of Shiv Nagar in Chola Mandir area.