A techie is battling for life after immolating himself at the house of his classmate in Nizampet of Kukatpally on Thursday. The woman reportedly rejected his marriage proposal.

Alok Jaiswal (25) suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted to Gandhi Hospital. An employee of Cognizant, Jaiswal came to the house of his classmate at Bandari Layout around 6 p.m.

He picked up an argument with the woman and her father Chakr Bahadur, a retired head constable of APSP, for turning down his marriage proposal.

“For the last one week, he has been reportedly persuading her to marry him,” KPHB Colony Inspector G. Baswa Reddy said.

Jaiswal also brought a bottle of petrol and a lighter along with him.

Angered by their refusal, Jaiswal attacked the woman’s parents Later, he doused petrol on himselfand set himself ablaze.

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