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Class VIII student sets himself on fire in Faridabad

IANS 26 Nov 2014, 20:51:48 PM IST

Faridabad: A Class VIII student of a private school set himself on fire in the school premises on Wednesday in Faridabad, police said.

The student was rushed to a local hospital here from where he was referred to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital for treatment.

Police said the student received 40 per cent burn injuries. He was a student of Holy Child School in Faridabad.

Preliminary investigations revealed the student brought petrol in a bottle in his school bag. He poured the petrol on himself in a bathroom after the school assembly and set himself on fire.

The reason for his action is not clear yet, police said.