Man attempts self-immolation in New Baneshwor, hospitalised

KATHMANDU: A man attempted self-immolation near Parliament building in New Baneshwor on Tuesday.

A 36-year-old Prem Prasad Acharya of Ilam sprinkled petrol on his body and set himself on fire this afternoon, police said.

Dinesh Raj Mainali, Spokesperson at the District Police Range said that Acharya was rescued and taken to a hospital in Kirtipur for treatment.

Police said that they are looking into the case.

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