Yash fan sets himself ablaze, succumbs to injuries after he fails to meet on Kannada star on his birthday
In a shocking turn of events, a young fan of Yash died after he immolated himself because he was unable to meet the KGF star. The man, identified as 26-year-old Ravi Raghuram, had visited the actor's residence to wish him on his 33rd birthday. However, on finding out that the actor was away, he doused himself with petrol and took the drastic step, writes The News Minute. He succumbed to his injuries in Bengaluru's Victoria Hospital on Wednesday.
According to News18, doctors at the hospital said that Ravi had sustained 80 percent burns. Upon learning of the incident, Yash had visited him on Tuesday and wished him a speedy recovery.
The actor condemned this act and said in a statement, "He has clicked selfies with me on my birthday (last year). I’m sorry to say but this is not fandom and I don’t believe he can be a fan. I request my fans to never take such drastic steps. A few days before my birthday, I had put out a video saying I am not celebrating my birthday this year. This is very hurtful."
He said that in the past too, he has had fans who have threatened to kill themselves if he did not meet them and sent him letters written in blood. He said that he had conveyed to them through interviews and social media that he was not going to encourage appreciation in this form, reports The News Minute.
Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 14:10:05 IST