Woman tries self-immolation outside Badal's residence

Monday 15th December 2014 11:13 EST

Chandigarh: A woman was admitted to a government hospital here with over 20 per cent burns after she set herself ablaze outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, police said. Gurpreet Kaur, who hails from Gurdaspur district, came to the chief minister's residence and wanted to meet him. Unable to meet Badal, she poured kerosene on herself and set herself ablaze, a police officer said. Security personnel at Badal's official residence tried to douse the fire and the woman was rushed to the government hospital in Sector 16. A report said that she was trying to meet the CM for the last few days before taking the extreme step.

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