Unable to repay his loan, a man today tried to immolate himself in Gorakhnath temple, where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was attending an event.
Rajkumar Bharti, a resident of Rajpur Devri in Ballia district, poured petrol on himself and tried to set himself afire during the CM's programme, police said.
Gorakhpur(UP): Farmer tries to immolate himself outside Gorakhnath Temple demanding loan waiver pic.twitter.com/8h9B4ddEfv— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 26, 2017
He was, however, caught by the people present at the site, including the media.
A letter was later recovered from his possession in which he said he had taken a private loan of Rs 2.5 lakh for his medical treatment and was not getting any help from anywhere to repay it.
A probe is on in the matter, police said.