A 20-YEAR-OLD man died after setting himself on fire at a kindergarten school in Banan district in Battambang province.
Thoung Thin, Banan district deputy police chief, said the body of Lorm Rotha, 20, was found on Sunday evening at Samdach Ov-Samdach Me school after an eight-year-old boy alerted police.
According to Thoung Thin, the victim’s parents said their son had asked them to purchase a motorbike and help him to continue studying at university.
“He was angry with his parents, who did not agree to buy a motorbike and have no money to let him continue studying at university. He just finished high school,” Thoung Thin said.
“The son told his parents that he would go out to commit suicide but they didn’t believe him.”
The district deputy police chief also said that on the day of the incident, Lorm Rotha drank five bottles of wine and used two bottles of petrol to burn himself.
“It is a rare case in our district,” he said.
Police officials said they do not suspect foul play.