Sambalpur, April 20: A contractual employee of Sambalpur University attempted suicide during an academic council meeting today.
According to sources, the contractual employee identified as Dinabandhu Mishra, set himself on fire after pouring petrol on his body. The fire was immediately doused with help of fire extinguishers present at the university campus.
The exact reason that prompted Mishra to take such an extreme step is yet to be known.
Soon Mishra was rushed to Burla hospital in critical condition.