NSUI leader, who self immolated himself, dies at Safadarjang hospital

Rohit had self immolated himself allegedly in protest against the implication of his NSUI colleagues in a case of arson.

Written by Sanjay Singh | Dehradun | Published: November 11, 2014 1:42 pm

NSUI leader Rohit Pandey, who received burn injuries after self immolating himself at Ramanagar in Nainital on November 4, died at Safadarjang hospital in Delhi late on Monday evening. His body is expected to reach Ramnagar by today evening. The Uttarakhand government has ordered a CID probe in the case.

Rohit had self immolated himself allegedly in protest against the implication of his NSUI colleagues in a case of arson. “Rohit died at Safadarjang hospital in Delhi on Monday evening. His body would be brought to Ramnagar by today evening,” Kumayun range DIG G S Martolia told IE on phone.

Meanwhile, additional forces have been rushed to Ramnagar to keep the situation under control. Government has also asked the additional director general of police R S Meena to camp at Ramanagar.

On Monday afternoon, the state government had transferred Nainital’s district magistrate Akshat Gupta and SSP Vimmi Sachdeva.
Earlier on November 4, NSUI leader Rohit had attempted to commit suicide by self immolating himself at Ramnagar in Nainital. Rohit was allegedly unhappy with the police decision to lodge a case of arson against his few NSUI colleagues. Rohit had received more than 50 per cent burn injuries.

On November 2, five NSUI leaders were booked on the charge of their alleged involvement in torching two bikes parked near ABVP office at Maldhan in Nainital district during Students’ Union polls. NSUI had demanded transfer of SHO of Ramnagar police station.

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