Nagpur businessman dies after setting car with family on fire
Driven by financial troubles, a businessman in Nagpur set himself on fire and burned his car on Tuesday afternoon. He was killed but his wife and son, who managed to get out of the car, survived with severe burns.
Terrifying video shows the car on fire, with the driver inside and firefighters trying to put out the fire.
Ramraj Bhat, 58, is said to have taken his family to lunch at a hotel and drove his car for a short distance before making an abrupt stop on the road.
He allegedly poured gasoline on himself, his wife and son. Before they could react, he set himself on fire with them.
Ramraj Bhat died of severe burns. His wife Sangita Bhat, 57, and son Nandan, 25, somehow opened the door and jumped out of the car but they were also badly burned. They are believed to be in critical condition at a private hospital.
Police said a note was found inside a plastic bag in the burnt car in which the businessman wrote about suicide because of his financial crisis.