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13 December 2019


Baripada: An HIV positive man committed suicide by setting himself ablaze after pouring kerosene on self. This tragic incident occurred this evening at Sunposi village under Tiring police limits about 125 km from here.

The HIV positive patient was seriously ill from the past several months. Since he had no kins, the HIV-afflicted youth was leading a solitary life, living on the edge of the village. 

Though he was undergoing treatment for his illness for a prolonged period, the youth was under tremondous mental stress, said sources.

Today evening, he poured kerosene on self and set himself on fire. The man sustained 80 per cent burns and was rushed to the local hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.