A homeless man has been reported dead after an unknown assailant set him ablaze while he was in a deep slumber in his sleeping bag on the streets of San Francisco on Oct. 8 at around 5 a.m.

The incident reportedly happened in the area of 25th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.

On Oct. 8, the 43-year-old unidentified male victim, who was in a deep sleep, was jostled awake to find that his sleeping bag had been set alight by a suspect who quickly fleed the scene. The homeless man suffered severe burns and injuries to his lower body and was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment. However, the victim succumbed to his fatal injuries and died the following day, the Independent reported.

The San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has classified the incident as a homicide. The officers are investigating the tragic killing to find the culprit behind the attack.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the culprit is asked to come forward, through the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and begin your message with the word SFPD.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a homeless man was reportedly brutally bludgeoned to death with a block of concrete in Mumbai, India on Monday, Oct. 11, Latin Times reported.

Rajesh Thakur, 35, also homeless, has been arrested for mercilessly killing an unidentified man using a heavy block of concrete after the duo reportedly engaged in a heated altercation regarding their sleeping arrangement on a strip of pavement in urban Mumbai.

The incident came to light after a pedestrian alerted the police officers of the victim being found lying in a pool of his own blood near the Khada Parsi junction in south Mumbai.

Thakur and the victim reportedly slept in the same area near the Khada Parsi junction. However, on Monday night, Oct. 11, an explosive confrontation broke out between the duo over their sleeping conditions. In a fit of rage, Thakur reportedly picked up a nearby concrete block and began bludgeoning the victim to death.

The police reviewed the CCTV surveillance footage from near the crime scene and zeroed in on Thakur as the culprit. Thakur has been arrested and has been booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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