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Woman refuses to elope, man sets himself ablaze

Woman refuses to elope, man sets himself ablaze

New Delhi: A 30-year-old married man allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting himself afire after his sister-in-law refused to elope with him, the police said on Thursday.

The man, a resident of Vishwas Nagar in Shahdara, works as a taxi driver. He had plans to elope with the woman, who happens to be the wife of his brother-in-law, they said.

However, the woman refused to go with him. Agitated over the refusal, he returned home and poured kerosene on his body and set himself on fire, the police said.

His wife tried to save him but also ended up sustaining injuries. The man, who sustained 35 per cent burns, is currently undergoing treatment at GTB Hospital, the police said.