Kuwaiti sets himself alight in suicide bid

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 22: A Kuwaiti citizen sustained minor burn wounds when he set himself on fire at Salmiya Police Station in an attempt to commit suicide after he was arrested.
According to security sources, the Kuwaiti citizen was arrested for consumption of alcohol and for his involvement in several cases. However, after he was taken to Salmiya Police Station, he lit a piece of cloth and set himself on fire. Securitymen at the station took the Kuwaiti citizen outside the station and extinguished the fire.
When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the incident, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the location and treated him. A case was registered and investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the suicide attempt.

Pakistani assaulted: A Pakistani expatriate sustained injuries when an unknown individual attacked him during a quarrel opposite a commercial complex in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh recently.
According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about an Asian expatriate bleeding profusely due to a quarrel, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and referred the victim to Farwaniya Hospital.
Investigations are ongoing to know the cause of the quarrel and arrest the suspect who ran away before the arrival of the securitymen.

Rumours refuted: The Media Security Department at Ministry of Interior firmly refuted the rumors that are circulating in social networking websites about the ministry’s intention to increase the fees for DNA tests.
In a press statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, the department indicated that there has not been any amendment or increase in the fees from October 1996 when it started the DNA system, adding that the concerned department of Ministry of Interior does not intend to increase the fees in the near future.

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