Bhubaneswar: A woman homeguard sustained critical burn injuries after she attempted to immolate herself near Lower PMG Square here on Tuesday. The injured homeguard has been identified as Kanchana Bala Patra.
According to sources, a protest was staged by ABVP and other organisation at the lower PMG Square when Kanchana reached the spot at around 12 o’clock.
While the protest was underway, Kanchana poured kerosene on her body and tried set her on fire. However, police personnel who were present at the spot rescued her. She was rushed her to Capital hospital for treatment.
Earlier, Kanchana had attempted suicide by jumping into the Kuakhai river. However, she was rescued alive.
Sources said, she had attempted suicide as she was not given posting after being dismissed from her post.