A 56-year-old uncle of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who laid down his life fighting terrorists during 26/11, allegedly attempted self-immolation near Parliament House here on Thursday. He has been admitted to the Lohia Hospital.

The police received a call around 5.45 p.m. that a man had set himself afire near Vijay Chowk. He was rushed to the hospital, where he identified himself as K. Mohanan, uncle of Major Unnikrishnan and resident of Kozhikode in Kerala. He purportedly told the doctor that he was upset at his nephew's death.

“He said he wanted to experience the pain his nephew would have undergone when he died [during the Mumbai attacks in 2008],” said a police officer.

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