Visakhapatnam: A murder accused in the city who was recently released on bail, attempted self-immolation in front of Pendurthi police station here on Wednesday.
The man, M.Mahalakshmi, who was working as security guard and living with wife Rajeswari and two children, hit his wife with a cricket bat on October 13 last year causing her death.
After his release on bail, there was pressure from his inlaws on property and other issues, and they complained to police again four day back. Unable to withstand the pressure, Mahalakshmi doused himself in kerosene and set himself blaze in front of the police station. Police who noticed this, immediately rushed him to King George Hospital.