Saturday, 14 December 2019 | PNS | BARIPADA
A HIV-infected youth in Mayurbhanj district committed suicide after setting himself on fire on Friday.
The youth was ailing since last four years after he was diagnosed with the infection.
The youth, who belonged to Sunaposhi village under the Tiring police station limits poured kerosene and set him on fire. He was rushed to the Sub-Divisional Hospital at Rairangpur in a critical condition. However, he succumbed to his 90 per cent burn injuries while undergoing treatment.
According to villagers, the youth was staying at his home alone after his parents died. He was undergoing a period of depression.