Vijayawada: In a shocking incident, a man who was set ablaze was seen rushing out of a building in the Governorpet area of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday. According to reports, the man was targeted by the owners of a finance company. The man is identified as Devarapalli Gagarin, a businessman.

According to Vijayawada’s assistant commissioner of police, Ramana Murthy, two persons threw petrol on Gagarin and set him on fire. "Over 80% of his body suffered burns. His condition is critical," he said.

A witness, who was present at the time of the incident in Besant Road reportedly said that the victim asked for help to take him to a hospital. He also said that the victim allegedly revealed the names of the attackers as Madala Suresh and Madala Sudhakar.

Andhra hospital’s Dr Rama Rao said, "Gagarin's health status can be reviewed only after 48 hours of inspection."