Upset over not being allotted a chamber, Delhi lawyer sets himself ablaze in courtroom

New Delhi: A lawyer at Delhi's Rohini court on Friday tried to set himself on fire inside a courtroom apparently upset over not being allotted a chamber inside the complex.

Representational image. CNN IBN

Representational image. CNN IBN

Other lawyers in the court rushed to his rescue and took off his robes which was on fire. He was rushed to a hospital for first aid and soon discharged.

Police rushed to the spot after receiving information around 11 AM of a lawyer having poured kerosene over himself in court number 216 at the Rohini court.

Ravinder Dabas, is believed to be upset over not being allotted a chamber inside the court complex for a long time, a police official said.

The police later registered a case of attempted suicide against him, the official said.

"We also talked to senior members of the bar association in the court who told us that chambers are allotted under a certain protocol and the decisions are taken by a bench of district judges.

"The allotment takes place entirely on the ground of seniority, experience and one's tenure as a practising lawyer in the court," the official added.


Updated Date: Mar 19, 2016 03:17 AM

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