Kolhapur: Acting on his forewarning, a social worker reportedly attempted self-immolation on the premises of the Ichalkaranji Municipal Council (IMC) on Monday.
According to a report, Naresh Bhore resorted to the act as the driver of a garbage truck, commonly known as ‘Ghanta gadi’, allegedly abused and physically assaulted him last week.
The incident, reported from Shahapur locality, occurred when Naresh objected to the driver as the latter was dragging a swine’s carcass on the road instead of carrying it in the truck.
Subsequently, the victim filed a complaint with the IMC and had warned that he will set himself ablaze, if action isn’t taken on the matter.
Hence, he approached the IMC this afternoon, poured petrol all over his body from a bottle and lit himself.
He has sustained serious burns and presently taken to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment, report added.