Spread the love 357 Views A man identified as Arnav Gupta 33, of Bethesda, Maryland, who was reported to have set himself on fire is dead. Police park said Thursday. he died Wednesday as a result of the injuries he sustained. According to Police report,the action by the young man was delibrate, he reportedly lit himself on fire on the Ellipse, just south of the White House. Frantic efforts were made to extinguish the fire, thereafter the victim was rushed to an Area hospital Police says. Motives behind the action is unknown.