B'lore: 62-year-old woman sets herself ablaze in park

Bangalore, Aug 31: A 62 year-old woman was rescued with burns after she allegedly tried to immolate herself in a park in Vijayanagar here in the early hours today (Aug 31), police said.

The woman, identified as Mahalakshmi, suffered 40 per cent burns and her condition in the hospital where she has been admitted is stated to be serious, police said.

The reason behind the alleged suicide attempt is unknown and Mahalakshmi's family members are yet to be questioned, they said.

The woman was rushed to hospital by police personnel who were posted near the park in view of the preparations for "Ganesh Chathurthi" festival which is celebrated annually in the park, they said.


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