A 26-year-old man set himself ablaze at Ambedkar Nagar in Omarabad police station limit on Friday. Murali, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, had frequent quarrels with his wife. On Thursday, his wife had taken their three-year-old daughter to a doctor and did not return home till night. After his search for her turned futile, Murali, in an inebriated condition, doused himself with petrol and resorted to self-immolation at 12 a.m. He sustained 95 per cent burns and has been admitted to the Vellore Government Medical College Hospital.

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