LAHORE - A 22-year-old acrobat ended his life by setting himself on fire at his house in Shadbagh area, police sources said on Thursday.  Raza Akeel sprinkled kerosene oil over his body and set himself ablaze after a brief altercation with his wife over some domestic dispute. The father of a baby boy, Akeel was rushed to a hospital with serious burns where he expired later.

The family told the police that Raza Akeel, said to be a circus performer, was residing in a rented house in Bombay Jhugian. The police handed over the body to his family after fulfilling legal formalities.

CRUSHED: A 20-year-old youth was crushed to death under a train in Kot Lakhpat area on Thursday. The body was moved to the morgue for autopsy.  Police are investigating whether the youth, unidentified so far, committed suicide by jumping in front of the train or he died accidentally.