Man sets himself ablaze, dies at Masimpur area in Silchar town

SILCHAR: In a bizarre incident, a man set himself ablaze and ran straight away to a branch of Bandhan Bank. Later he succumbed to his burn injury at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. The incident happened in broad daylight on Tuesday at Masimpur area in Silchar town. The deceased had been identified as Sujan Das, a youth in his mid-thirtees from Palonghat in the Dholai constituency. An eyewitness informed that they saw a person setting himself on fire in front of the Bandhan Bank branch and later he ran straight towards the office. The people nearby tried to douse the fire and he was rushed to SMCH. However, he succumbed to his injury at around 2.30 pm. A police source said, investigation had already been started. It could be learnt that Sujan Das joined Bandhan Bank on February 20, 2020 and after three weeks he left the job on March 15 same year. Meanwhile employees of the bank had reportedly fled away from the office after the incident, a police source added.

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