A 50-year-old man attempted self-immolation near the Supreme Court in Delhi on Friday.

According to reports, the incident took place around 2 p.m. outside the new building of the Supreme Court.

The grievously injured man identified as Rajbhar Gupta was immediately rushed by the police personnel to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP). The reason as to why the man took the extreme step is yet unclear.

Doctors attending to him said that the condition of the injured man is stated to be stable. “He has received only minor burn injuries. Only his hair and clothes had caught fire,” one of the doctors said.

The doctor further said that Gupta, a resident of Noida, is currently under observation.

A Delhi Police team has reached outside the Supreme Court and was collecting evidence from the spot.

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