26/11 martyr Maj Unnikrishnan''s uncle attempts self-immolation

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New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) The uncle of Major SandeepUnnikrishnan, who was killed by terrorists during Mumbaiattacks, allegedly attempted to set himself afire in front ofParliament House here today as he was disturbed over hisnephew''s death.

K Mohanan, a native of Kozhikode in Kerala, pouredkerosene on his body and set himself afire outside Gate No 4of Parliament House near Vijay Chowk at around 5:45 pm, asenior police official said.

"People who were at the spot tried to douse the fire.

Police were also informed who rushed him to Ram Manohar Lohiahospital where he is undergoing treatment for burn injuries,"the official said.

He suffered 85 per cent burns.

Mohanan, who the police said is 35 years old, tolddoctors that he was unhappy over the way the victims of theMumbai attacks were treated by the government, the officialsaid.

"He was disturbed over the death of Sandeep. He wanted tofeel the pain Sandeep might have suffered when he was shot atby the terrorists," the official said.

Police have recovered a train ticket and note book fromhim. "From the train ticket, we think that he reached Delhi onJanuary 30," he said.

Mohanan, who is the younger brother of Sandeep''s father,had told his family that he was leaving for Ernakulam but leftfor the national capital, the official said.

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