Lawyer tries to set himself ablaze

, 9:40 PM IST

New Delhi: A lawyer at Delhi’s Rohini court today tried to set himself on fire inside a courtroom apparently upset over not being alloted a chamber inside the complex.

Other lawyers in the court rushed to his rescue and took off his robes which was on fire. He was rushed to a hospital for first aid and soon discharged.

Police rushed to the spot after receiving information around 11 AM of a lawyer having poured kerosene over himself in court number 216 at the Rohini court.

Ravinder Dabas, is believed to be upset over not being alloted a chamber inside the court complex for a long time, a police official said.

The police later registered a case of attempted suicide against him, the official said.

“We also talked to senior members of the bar association in the court who told us that chambers are alloted under a certain protocol and the decisions are taken by a bench of district judges.

“The allotment takes place entirely on the ground of seniority, experience and one’s tenure as a practising lawyer in the court,” the official added.