Noida, Oct 7 (PTI) A man today set himself afire in front of the gate number one of NTPC, Dadri as he was reportedly upset over the termination of his services as a labourer there, the police said.

The CISF personnel deployed at the spot doused the fire and rushed the man to the NTPC hospital. Subsequently, his relatives took him to the Safdarjung Hospital, where the doctors said he had suffered 80 per cent burns.

Neeraj, a resident of Bishada, poured petrol on his body and set himself afire near the gate number one of NTPC, Dadri, the police said.

The minor brother of the man was named as an accused in the Akhlaq murder case.

The police said Neeraj, who was working as a contract labourer at the NTPC complex for the last two years, was the sole breadwinner of the family.

Five days ago, his services were terminated by the contractor along with four others as they were found to be drunk.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.