41-yr-old man set himself on fire after he was sacked from work

A man set himself on fire and burned to death outside Kensington Palace because he was sacked for signing a petition in support of a colleague.

Amin Abdullah

A man set himself on fire and burned to death outside Kensington Palace because he was sacked for signing a petition in support of a colleague. Metro UK reported.

Amin Abdullah, 41, was fired at Charing Cross Hospital for signing a petition in support of an another colleague who was laid off.

He was dismissed for gross misconduct on 21 December, and was treated for depression and suicidal thoughts at St Charles Hospital in Ladbroke Grove while awaiting his appeal.

He was under close observation, but was nevertheless allowed to leave the hospital two days before his hearing. Less than four hours later, at 3am, his charred body was discovered outside Kensington Palace.

After he was sacked, Mr Abdullah was depressed and he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight outside the palace in west London last week.

‘The way they [the NHS trust] treated him was disgraceful,’ Mr Abdullah’s partner, Terry Skitmore told Metro UK.

Amin was raised in an orphanage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He moved to the UK in 2003 and became a British citizen.

He won The Hannah Evans Award for Excellence when he graduated with a nursing degree from Buckinghamshire New University.

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