18-year-old man sets himself afire on road, dies

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(EDS: RPT after dropping words in 2nd last para) Hyderabad, July 7 (PTI): A 18-year-old man allegedly died by suicide here on Wednesday, police said.

He set himself ablaze on a road, the police said.

He was taken to a hospital where he died, they said.

Police said they identified him as a person from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh with the help an aadhaar card they found in his bag.

They said they contacted his mother who reportedly expressed shock to learn that he was in Hyderabad.

'It was a case of suicide. No note was found and the reason for the extreme step was not clear,' a police official said, adding that a case was registered. PTI VVK NVG NVG

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