Manipal: Vasu Naik, a resident of Sagri Nole in Udupi district, died of severe burn injuries, in Fr Muller Hospital in Mangaluru on Tuesday morning.
At the time of sleeping at home in the night of Feb 21, he had lit a mosquito repellent coil near his bed. The coil caused the pillow to catch fire. As a result he had sustained severe injuries in the head and hand.
Soon thereafter, he had been admitted to the hospital in Mangaluru, where he succumbed to the injuries.