Dharwad: A 29-year-old youth from Amminabhavi allegedly tried to end his life by setting himself on fire on Saturday.
According to sources, the man was an alcoholic who suffered from depression and had a seizure disorder, and he attempted suicide by consuming poison a year ago. The youth was not earning amply as well, said the sources, and they added he was searching for a bride but could not find a suitable match.
Sources said that the youth tried to end his life by setting himself ablaze at his house. He also dialled his brother before taking the extreme step and informed him about his decision, the source said. He suffered 65% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at KIMS Hospital.