Cop succumbs to burns sustained after self-immolation bid


Hyderabad, December 2:

An assistant sub-inspector, who attempted self-immolation after climbing a water tank here on November 22, succumbed to burns on Monday, police said.

K Narasimha, 54, took the extreme step as he was reportedly upset after being transferred.

“The assistant sub-inspector succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital here, ” a senior police official told PTI.

On November 22, Narasimha reached the top of the water tank and doused himself with petrol.

Even as other police personnel there tried to persuade him to come down, he set himself ablaze.

Two policemen who managed to reach him immediately extinguished the flames with water in the tank, brought him down and rushed him to the hospital.

Earlier, the assistant sub-inspector’s family members had made some allegations against a police inspector and Narasimha, who was tranferred to a different police station, reportedly got upset.

The inspector and a constable were attached to the city police headquarters.

Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat had ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident.



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