Woman sets herself on fire in Delhi

A 26-year-old woman set herself on fire after an argument with a man who was harassing her with obscene phone calls, police said Monday.

Rajwati, a resident of Bawana, suffered 90 percent burn injuries and was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital.

According to police, the son of her former landlord Shakti was troubling her with obscene phone calls despite her objections.

Rajwati went to Shakti’s mother Sunday and complained about him. A heated argument took place between Rajwati and Shakti and his mother.

“Suddenly Rajwati poured kerosene oil and lit herself,” said police. Villagers rushed to save her and took her to hospital.

Rajwati was living with her two sons. She took care of her children by doing some labour job after her husband deserted her.