Raju sweeper, who set himself on fire on the evening of February 28 at his house in Rampur-Mathura, died in the Civil Hospital in Lucknow on the night of March 1 where he had been taken for treatment following severe burns.

Raju  is believed to have taken the extreme step following a fight with his wife. The police have recorded the statements of his wife and other family members.

March03eve Listen to the audio bulletin broadcast at 5 pm on March 2.

Divyakar Pratap Singh
Gaon ki Awaaz (Village Voice)