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26/11 martyr Major Unnikrishnan's uncle dead

February 05, 2011 10:41 IST

Mumbai attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's uncle, who attempted self immolation to protest the government's alleged apathy in treating victims of the 26/11 strike, succumbed to injuries, police said on Saturday.

K Mohanan, 56, who had suffered 98 per cent burn injuries, died at 11.55 pm on Friday night at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi.

While undergoing treatment, he had also suffered a heart attack. Mohanan, a native of Kozhikode in Kerala, had poured kerosene and set himself on fire outside Gate No 4 of Parliament House near Vijay Chowk on Thursday.

Mohanan had told doctors that he was unhappy at the way the victims of the Mumbai attacks were treated by the government.

"He was disturbed at the death of Sandeep. He wanted to feel the pain Sandeep might have suffered when he was shot at by the terrorists," the official said.

Mohanan, the younger brother of Sandeep's father, had told his family that he was leaving for Ernakulam but instead left for the national capital, he said.

Sandeep's father K Unnikrishnan had said, "We are happy with the way the government has treated our son. We have no grievances. Mohanan was very fond of Sandeep. We thought that he had overcome the grief but ended up doing this".

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