Lankan Tamil refugee sets herself afire in India

A 31-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee set herself afire in the Refugee Camp at Kottapattu here in the late hours on Saturday. The woman J. Rohini is undergoing treatment at the Mahatma Gandhi Government Hospital here.

Police sources said domestic tiff between the woman and her husband was said to have driven her to resort to the extreme step.

The woman poured kerosene on her body and set herself afire in the refugee camp in the late night hours. The sources said the woman had suffered nearly 40 per cent burns.