Youth who tried self-immolation near Yogi’s home, dies


A youth who tried to self-immolate near Uttar Pradesh’s CM Yogi Adityanath’s official residence last week passed away due to a severe burn injury at a hospital on Monday, as per the Lucknow Police. The deceased has been identified as Anand Mishra, a resident of Unnao.

The youth was admitted to the Civil Hospital in a serious condition, where he breathed his last today.

“The deceased brought some inflammable material with him and set himself on fire, and during the treatment, he made serious allegations of harassment against Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Bamba Lal Diwakar”.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA Diwakar has also filed a First Information Report (FIR) on 22 April, at Makhi police station against the deceased for making threats to him.

This comes after a Facebook post and audio of the deceased went viral in the last few weeks, in which he was giving threats to a BJP MLA. Further investigation into the matter is underway.