According to a private TV channel, Mehmood Akhtar, 40, was residing in Faisalabad since sometime back. He got information from some one that government of Punjab was providing plots free of cost to the poor.
Therefore, he sent application to the chief minister in connection with allotment of a plot.


He met chief minister house officials for several times to press his demand but the officials flatly refused to accept his demand.
After having been disappointed, he sprinkled petrol on him and showed the match. He was taken to Mayo Hospital in precarious condition where he succumbed to his burns.