4 years ago,
Kalpesh Suthar, a 29-year-old carpenter, set himself on fire on the premises of Unjha town police station in protest against the atrocities he suffered when he was arrested. Two journalists wanted by police — Kamlesh Rawal and Mayur Rawal — reportedly convinced Suthar to set himself ablaze to "attract national media attention."
Teashop owner Bhuraji Thakore, who was an eyewitness, told police the two reporters had told him that Suthar would pour kerosene over himself and set himself on fire for their footage. But they had insisted the flames would be immediately put out.
Thakore said the journalists continued to shoot as the man burnt to death. They even prevented him from saving Suthar, Thakore said.