Jaipur, Apr 10 (PTI) A 45-year-old man, who set himself on fire on Sunday as he was allegedly disturbed over caste-based protests in the country, died at a hospital in New Delhi last night.
Raghuveer Sharan Gupta, a chemist shop owner and a worker of RSS, had poured petrol on his body and set himself on fire in city’s Vaishali Nagar area.
Gupta died at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi last night, DCP West (Jaipur) Ashok Gupta said.
In a statement to the police, Gupta allegedly said that there were tensions within his family and that he was also upset over the caste-based divide and protests in the society.
Initially admitted to the SMS Hospital with 80 per cent burn injuries, the family members of Gupta took him to a hospital in New Delhi for his treatment.
Gupta was upset with caste-based violence in the country. He was also upset over Bharat bandh rumour for April 10, the RSS said in a release.
A number of Dalit organizations held strike across India on April 2 to protest against alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.