Srinagar, Aug 11 (GNS): A 25-year-old youth, son of a retired police official, was on Friday severely injured after he attempted self immolation in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the youth, Firdous Ahmad Wani, a resident of Anderhama Drugmulla, set himself on fire by sprinkling some combustible substance at Surigam Lolab. The youth was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital Sogam for treatment. The reason behind Wani’s bid could not be immediately ascertained. (GNS)