Cab driver sets himself ablaze

A cab driver allegedly suffering from an “incurable disease” ended his life by setting himself ablaze in Maruthinagar near Vijayanagar on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Ramesh, 45, a resident of 22nd Cross, Maruthinagar. According to police, Ramesh set himself on fire when he was alone in the house. 

The incident came to light after his wife and daughter returned home. Police, quoting family members, said Ramesh was diagnosed with some illness recently for which he was being treated at KC General Hospital. It is suspected that he might have ended his life, frustrated over his failing health. Vijayanagar police have registered a case.

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