A Gujarati man set fire to himself after his wife left for her parents’ house. Dhirendra Batuke s/o Jitendra Batuke lost his life due to self immolation in Vinayak Nagar in Goverdhan Vilas area.
As per reports, Dhirendra couldn’t bear being alone after his wife left for her parents’ house on Thursday afternoon. He set himself to fire on Thursday night since he was depressed and couldn’t bear staying away from wife. He poured kerosene over himself and set fire. Neighbours heard his screams and rushed to his house. Throwing a blanket on him, they doused the fire and took Dhirendra to MB hospital. Dhirendra (34) had a love marriage with Saroj.
He was basically from Arjun Nagar in Ahmedabad. For the last five months, Dhirendra was living in Udaipur in a rented house in Vinayak Nagar. Thursday afternoon his wife Saroj went to live with her parents for some time in Ahmedabad. Dhirendra couldn’t bear to stay away from her. In a depressed mental state, he resorted to self immolation at night. His family members have been informed of the incident.
Post-mortem will be carried out once his family members reach Udaipur. Prima facie it does not seem to be a matter of anything else other than depression. Details can be investigated only after the family comes to Udaipur.