A youth reportedly attempted self-immolation in front of the Ganjam SP office by pouring petrol on himself. Identified as Badal Sahoo, he is a resident of Borigaon in Chhatrapur.
While the reason behind the self-immolation bid by Sahoo is still unclear, he has been admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur in critical condition.
Meanwhile, it is alleged that Sahoo took the step due to police apathy. Speaking to the media, while undergoing treatment, Sahoo also said that he took the step only to get justice.
Ganjam SP Brijesh Ray said that Sahoo attempted self-immolation outside his office and an investigation into the incident has been ordered. He further informed that a complaint of misbehaviour was earlier lodged against Sahoo at Rambha police station.
Till the last report came in, Sahoo was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar for advanced treatment.