A birthday celebration in Barpeta district’s Sorbhog turned almost fatal after a youth set himself on fire after a quarrel with his friend risking the life of both.

One of the youths identified as Raunak Jajodia explaining the incident said that he had set himself on fire after a quarrel with his friend.

He said that they had gone to a bridge to celebrate the birthday of his friend but they ended up in a fight instead.

“In anger, I had set myself on fire and my friend trying to save me had received some burn injuries as well”, he added.

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Speaking to the media, the Superintendent of Police, Amitava Sinha said that the incident was a personal incident and there was no criminal intent behind it.

The police, however, are still checking for any sort of foul-play.

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It may be mentioned that following the incident, there were various reports that claimed the girl was set ablaze by two persons while some reports also claimed that the birthday candle was the reason for the fire.

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