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Axed hospital employee dies after setting himself on fire



Bayalpata Hospital incident

ACHHAM, June 8: A sacked employee of a hospital has died after setting himself on fire on Monday.

Siddhartha Aajji, a resident of Saphebagar municipality-6, poured petrol on his body and set himself on fire in front of Bayalpata Hospital based in Achham district today morning, according to Achham District Police.

The hospital had recently sacked Aajji and 32 other workers two months ago citing financial crisis. Aajji used to work there as a cleaner.

Critically injured by the burn, he was airlifted to Nepalgunj for further treatment but succumbed to injuries.

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