Lawyer sets fire to self, rushes to CJ's court

Lawyer sets fire to self, rushes to CJ's court

In an incident that shook the state’s legal fraternity, a lawyer on Monday set himself on fire inside the premises of Gujarat High Court and rushed towards the court of the Chief Justice.

Information from the court complex said there were chaotic scenes as lawyer Kishore Agrawal from Surat was seen rushing towards chief justice’s court.

The other lawyers present immediately doused the fire and rushed Agrawal to nearby Sola civil hospital for treatment.

He is learnt to have sustained 15 per cent burns and though critical, is believed to be in stable condition.

This is not the first time that courts have witnessed an incident of attempted suicide. In 2013, a rape victim had attempted suicide within the courtroom in Gujarat High Court by consuming a poisonous substance.

Agrawal was to appear in Gujarat High Court on Monday in a case involving financial embezzlement and cheating of women.

 According to the complainant women, Agrawal had cheated them of funds in the name of getting them benefits of several state government schemes.

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