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Major Unnikrishnan's uncle battles for life

February 04, 2011 22:34 IST

Mumbai attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's uncle, who attempted self immolation alleging government apathy in treating victims of the 26/11 strike, is in a "very critical" condition on Friday, doctors and police said.

35-year-old K Mohanan, a native of Kozhikode in Kerala, had poured kerosene on his body and set himself on fire outside Gate No 4 of Parliament House near Vijay Chowk on Thursday evening.

"He had suffered 98 per cent burn injuries and is undergoing treatment. He is in a very critical condition," a senior doctor at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital said.

Mohanan 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.

Meanwhile, Sandeep's father K Unnikrishnan and his wife reached Delhi and visited Mohanan at the hospital on Friday evening.

"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," Unnikrishnan said.

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