Man attempts self-immolation in Pokhara

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Pokhara: A man in Kahunkhola, Pokhara-13, made an attempt at self-immolation on Sunday, according to the Kaski District Police Office.  

A woman, who was nearby and went to the man’s rescue, was also injured in the incident, said police.

“The house-owner went for the rescue after seeing the man who had set himself on fire. The woman also sustained injuries in the process. Both the man and the woman are currently under treatment at Gandaki Hospital,” said Subas Timilsina, Information Officer at Kaski Police.   

“Police have initiated an investigation into the cause of the incident.” 

Earlier on Tuesday, a man, who attempted self-immolation in New Baneshwor of the Capital on Tuesday, died while undergoing treatment.