A Queens man died after setting himself on fire in front of his apartment house Friday night, authorities said.
Firefighters found the victim, identified by family as Sunildatt Seudatt, already dead on the concrete yard outside 172-41 90th Ave. in Jamaica at around 9 p.m.
Neighbors told family members that they tried pouring water on Seudatt, but it was too late.
Relatives were at a loss as to why Seudatt, described as part of a large family of Guyanese immigrants, would kill himself so violently.
One relative, who declined to give his name, said Seudatt had been depressed. He said that a daughter of Seudatt and two young grandchildren also lived in the three-story building.
“I saw the fire trucks earlier. You would never think that this would be why,” said Rebekah Singh, 40, Seudatt’s niece. (Photo and Story: NY Daily News)