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4 hurt after man sets house on fire in Jaitpur in ‘suicide bid’

In a tragic incident in Jaitpur, close to Okhla, four people including a 12-year-old boy, sustained severe burn injuries after a man set his own house on fire around 5 am to kill himself and his family members, according to report. At that time the members were asleep and it was the neighbours who after noticing the incident raised an alarm.

PTI reported that the injured persons have been identified as Kenai Ram Mondal (38), his wife Sharmila Mondal (34), son Amit (12) and another relative Rang Lal (65), a senior administration official said.

It is understood that Ram sustained 15 per cent burn injuries, his wife and relative sustained 40 per cent burn injuries. The condition of the son is critical as he received 70 per cent burns in the fire.

The probe is on to get to the depth of the story to know what prompted the man to take such an extreme step, a police official said.

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