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MENAFN - Arab News - 30/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Lucknow: a television debate show in northern india has ended in horror after a spectator set himself ablaze and embraced a local politician leaving both men fighting for their lives police and a witness told afp tuesday.

the election show on india's state-owned national tv channel doordarshan was being recorded in a park on monday in sultanpur a town about 160 kilometers from the city of lucknow.

a man named by police as durgesh kumar singh emerged from a crowd of about 150 onlookers doused himself in petrol and then grabbed the local leader of the bahujan samaj party kamruzzama fauji engulfing the pair in flames.

singh sustained burns on 95 percent of his body which are likely to be fatal while fauji was in a critical state with 75 percent burns police said.

'this man suddenly came on the stage poured petrol on himself and set himself on fire before tightly hugging one of the political guests" local photographer pankaj kumar gupta told afp.

'people were just too shocked to know what was happening" said gupta whose photos show the men engulfed inlames with spectators fleeing the scene. two other local politicians taking part in the show ram kumar singh and chowdhary hriday ram verma also sustained minor burn injuries while trying to save the pair.



'the injured were first admitted to the district hospital in sultanpur and were then referred to lucknow" said a statement from the police.

the motive for the incident is unknown.

india's numerous television channels are holding nightly debate shows during the ongoing parliamentary elections often staged in villages and towns with politicians taking questions in front of local voters.

the election the world's biggest will end on may 16 with results expected to show the hindu nationalist opposition bharatiya janata party (bjp) coming to power after 10 years of rule by the leftist congress party.

gupta said the show on monday was called janmanch 2014 (people's forum 2014) featuring five local politicians which was coming to an end when the man suddenly appeared.

'within minutes the doordarshan team closed its cameras and packed all their equipment" he said.


 


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