Mumbai: Man tries to self-immolate outside Vidhan Bhavan over unresolved property dispute
A man set himself on fire outside the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday over an unresolved property dispute with his brother, the police said. He reportedly sustained 15-20 per cent burn injuries and is conscious now.
NCP leader Eknath Khadse demanded that all work for the day be set aside in the Legislative Council to discuss the matter. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, meanwhile, informed the Council that orders have been given to probe the dispute and look into administrative negligence, if any.
The man, identified as Subhash Banudas Deshmukh, 55, sustained 15-20 per cent burn injuries, Fadnavis added. “Deshmukh is from Dharashiv in Osmanabad. There is a dispute between Deshmukh and his brother over a property. His father had also attempted suicide a few months ago as the dispute is not being resolved,” he said.