Tamil man self-immolates

A Tamil man has succumbed to his injuries after he self-immolated himself outside the UN office in Geneva yesterday, the Swiss media reported.

The police found the man lying on the pavement with his body almost completely burned and a container of gasoline in his hand.

The Swiss media reported that he was still alive at the time but succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Geneva.

The police found the body near the picture of a soldier with symbols of the LTTE.

Meanwhile the TamilNet website identified the victim as 35-year-old Senthilkumaran Ratnasingam. The website said that Senthilkumaran, a father of three, was living at Sion city in the canton of Wallis.

He used to participate in demonstrations and protests since 2001. (Colombo Gazette)

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