Youth Cong leader suffers minor burns during protest

Youth Cong leader suffers minor burns during protest

 A Youth Congress leader sustained burns while protesting against the Central government’s decision to hike prices of essential commodities, at Mysore Bank Circle on Saturday morning.

The injured was identified as Sumantha, General Secretary of the Youth Congress.

The protestors brought three large stoves and set up firewood to boil vegetables. To light the fire, they carried a bottle of petrol, the police said.

While one of them was pouring petrol, the bottle slipped and spilt on Sumantha's clothes who was sitting near a stove, waiting to cook. As soon as the fire was lit, it engulfed her clothes and she started screaming, leading to a commotion. Sumantha was rescued by a few supporters who put off the fire using the party flags. She was then rushed to a nearby hospital where she is said to be out of danger. However the protest continued amid the commotion, they added.

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