Couple attempts self-immolation outside police station in Mathura

Published: Aug 28, 2019, 16:15 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

According to the couple, the police were not taking action as inspector Deepak Nagar was friends with him

This picture has been used for representational purposes only
This picture has been used for representational purposes only

A couple attempted to self-immolate outside a police station in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. This was allegedly because the police did not take action over a complaint which they had filed against a local muscleman. A video which was shot by their son, who can be heard crying in the background was shared on social media by a lot of people. In the video, one can see a man and woman setting themselves on fire as a cop rushes to douse the flames with a blanket. The two were in a critical state when they were taken to a hospital. The man has been identified as Jugendra. He and his wife had reportedly visited the police station many times to seek action over their complaint against Satyapal, who was harassing them.

According to the couple, the police were not taking action as inspector Deepak Nagar was friends with him. Additional Director General (ADG) Ajay Anand took cognisance of the issue and issued a suspension of the accused police inspector who already has several complaints against him. The Superintendent of Police, Mathura has ordered for investigation of the incident. Uttar Pradesh Minister Shrikant Sharma has also assured investigation and strict action has been taken against the culprits.

(with inputs from IANS)

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Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies

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