Woman commits suicide by setting self ablaze in Kashmir

Woman commits suicide by setting self ablaze in Kashmir

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Srinagar: A woman committed suicide by allegedly setting herself on fire in Ganderbal district, official sources said here today. They said the woman, who was married to one Shabir Ahmad Khan of Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar, allegedly set herself ablaze in Kangan in Ganderbal on April 12. The woman, who had suffered 95 per cent burn injuries, was rushed to a local hospital from where she was referred to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar. They said after battling for her life for a day, the woman succumbed to he injuries at SKIMS late yesterday. After completing all legal and medical formalities, the body was handed over to her relatives for last rites. It was not immediately clear why she had taken this extreme step, they said, adding police have registered a case and initiated investigation to ascertain the circumstance which forced her to commit suicide

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