Rairangpur: A HIV infected youth in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district allegedly committed suicide after setting himself on fire, sources said today.
The youth was ailing since last four years after he was diagnosed with the infection.
According to sources, the youth from Sunaposhi village under Tiring police station limits allegedly poured kerosene and set him on fire. The youth was rushed to Sub Divisional Hospital in Rairangpur in a critical condition. However, he succumbed to burn injuries while undergoing treatment this afternoon.
He reportedly sustained over 90 per cent burn injuries.
As per villagers, he was staying at his home alone after his parents predeceased him. He was undergoing through depression and is said to have resorted to such extreme step as he was ailing since long.
The deceased identified as Rabindra Tamudia was doing odd jobs to eke out a living.